And I didn’t see that here. Here, we get it on page 20. This is confirmed later when he finds out she’s been trying to prevent a pregnancy. People on social media are loving the Van Dyke brothers' screenplay, which is available to read in full here, and say it has what a lot of films these days are missing. In a new announcement that was first reported by Deadline, Harry just joined Olivia Wilde's brand new film, Don’t Worry, Darling. Catherine Hardwicke will … Then, just as quickly as he gets angry, he apologizes. The only glitch in her life is that her husband, Clifford, really wants to have kids, whereas she, secretly, does not. Every time they have sex, Evelyn sneaks into the bathroom and uses Lysol on her lady parts, as it was a known way back then to prevent pregnancy. The movie was announced in mid 2020, has a brilliant cast and crew - and has already started filming (result). So it’s a little disheartening that there’s this trend building steam where only the female characters in a script contain depth, while the men must all be one-dimensional. Step forward: Don't Worry Darling. The fact that we’ve started to correct that is a good thing. The original version of the script was written by Shane and Carey Van Dyke, with rewrites by Katie Silberman. Writer: The Van Dyke Brothers The men aren’t just one-dimensional, they’re selfish violent predatory creatures who only care about female suffering. Via Deadline:. Harry Styles is now set to replace Shia LaBeouf in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling, a 1950s set psychological thriller that follows an unhappy housewife in a desert utopian community whose world begins to unravel.LaBeouf was originally cast in April 2020 alongside Wilde, Florence Pugh and Chris Pine, with Dakota Johnson joining the following month. Grabs her arm strongly. Harry is set to join Chris Pine, Dakota Johnson, Florence Pugh, and even Olivia Wilde herself, who will take on a supporting role. Set to be directed and produced by Olivia Wilde and her Booksmart partner Katie Silberman, the thriller is set to follow a 1950s California housewife "whose reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath." Brothers Shane, 41, and Carey, 44, are the grandchildren of the legendary Dick Van Dyke, whose award-winning acting, comedy, singing, dancing, and writing career spanned seven decades. Keeping tabs on Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry, Darling release date, cast, and spoilers is worth it once you hear what’s in store. I mean Evelyn is standing next to a random man early in the script and just assumes he’s dangerous for no other reason than he’s a dude. His new role also presents a casting change for the project. Set in the 1950s, “Don’t Worry Darling” follows an unhappy housewife as she discovers a disturbing truth about her husband. But then she sees Clifford coming at her. The announcement that Harry Styles has signed up for the Don't Worry, Darling project comes after Shia LaBeouf dropped out of the role due to scheduling conflicts. His Most Recent Divorce Was in 2019. August 18, 2019 • Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Directed by Olivia Wilde. But most just thought about the guy and gave the girl characters the scraps. Copyright © ScriptShadow, 2012. Details: 95 pages. So connecting the 1950s and future technology had me hook, line, and sinker. His acting credits also include starring in the musical Annie, a role on the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, and Titanic II, a movie he also wrote and directed. If what she experienced was real, she’s got to find a way out. For example (major spoilers), Evelyn eventually finds out that she lives in the year 2050 and that her ex-husband has placed her in a 1950s virtual simulation where men imprison women. Harry will play her loving husband who is hiding a dark secret from her, while Chris Pine will take on the role of a cult-like leader of the town's mysterious worksite, which seems to employ all the men of the town. Yet all you have to do to play this fun game is fake the death of the woman you want to put in the simulation. [ ] What the hell did I just read? Described as a "psychological thriller for the era", the film will revolve around a 1950s housewife whose reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath. So when she leapt onto this hot spec from the Van Dyke siblings, it became the prettiest girl at the prom. You don’t want your audience wondering, “Wait a minute but…” over and over again during one of these movies. The year is 1954. There’s something inherently magical about mixing the old with the future. A side tip here – when you use this, create a short first act. So it’s a little hard to judge the plot of “Don’t Worry” because everything is colored by that lens. Remember that opening scene in Time Cop where two Union officers stop a band of Confederates in the middle of a storm. (L-R) Actor Barry Van Dyke, Actor Dick Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke. For a long time, there were a lot of scripts written that gave their male characters all the depth, while their female counterparts were portrayed as one-dimensional automatons. But scripts like this and Get Home Safe and the dozen or so screenplays that came out of The Black List last year that painted men as evil… I’m not sure it’s advancing the storytelling medium in a positive way. He mumbles something about her “finding his porthole,” and then sticks a needle in her and she wakes up… back in her home. Evelyn is now in a machine that looks like an MRI. What I learned: One of my favorite screenwriting moves is the end-of-the-first-act twist. There were good writers who saw every character as deserving of a complex nuanced life. [ ] genius. But it’s a cool premise for … After many auctions, Newline successfully won the bid over Netflix and other distributors. Don't Worry, Darling is described as a psychological thriller that will center on an unhappy housewife living in an isolated California community in the 1950s. Wilde recently became attached to direct and produce an untitled holiday comedy project for Universal Pictures with Silberman. The announcement that Harry Styles has signed up for the Don't Worry, Darling project comes after Shia LaBeouf dropped out of the role due to scheduling conflicts. Don't Worry Darling movie production status is currently Pre-Production . People will know exactly where you are and what you’re doing at every second of every day…. View DONTWORRYDARLING.pdf from LANGUAGE 5943 at Clark High School - 01. I don’t remember a single thing that happened in Time Cop after that. DON'T WORRY DARLING By The Van Dyke Brothers FADE IN SCISSORS cut through a piece of newspaper-A 1950s ADVERTISEMENT showing a Where Is Robert Blake Now, 15 Years After He Was Acquitted of His Wife’s Murder? We might give up on the script! It’s 2050. Or was it real? What happens even if she does find a way out? It's not at all the brothers' first time working together on a screenplay, as the two have teamed up previously to write a number of dark thrillers including Street Racer, The Day the Earth Stopped, The Sacred, Chernobyl Diaries, Netflix's The Silence, as well as the episode "They Come Knocking" of Hulu's Into the Dark series. About: This is the current #1 hot-as-a-forest-fire project in Hollywood. "It felt like a high-concept thriller wrapped up neatly in a HUMAN story," one person on Reddit writes, while others compare the plot to The Game, Get Out, The Adjustment Bureau, and even Rosemary's Baby. ), ScriptShadow Screenwriting and Screenplay Reviews. Harry is set to join Chris Pine, Dakota Johnson, Florence Pugh, and even Olivia Wilde herself, who will take on a supporting role. Yeah, I’m not sure that’s going to be as easy as you make it sound. “Don’t Worry, Darling” has not been set up at a studio yet. For her part, Dakota will bring the role of Florence's neighbor to life, a woman who begins to exhibit strange and paranoid behavior and tries to warn Florence that the community is not entirely what it seems. But if it’s virtual reality, how can he be poisoned? With that said, it’s quite the cool twist. And it’s because of that unique mix. There were small things as well. She’s got a great husband with a great job and she’s got a wonderful house in the perfect neighborhood. But it’s a cool premise for sure. Olivia Wilde will direct the domestic thriller ‘Don’t Worry, Darling,’ with her ‘Booksmart’ scribe Katie Silberman handling the script’s rewrite. New Line Wins Olivia Wilde's 'Booksmart' Follow-Up, Thriller 'Don't Worry Darling' August 12, 2019 8:35am by Borys Kit . The script is by Shane and Carey Van Dyke, who most recently wrote The Silence. Plot unknown. Don’t Worry Darling is a mixed bag for me. It negatively stereotypes men. And yet, meanwhile, we’ve taken this giant step backwards where tons of male characters are written as big fat negative stereotypes. As for Carey, he also got his start in acting before focusing on writing and played three roles in the Van Dyke family series Diagnosis: Murder. The plan is for Wilde’s Booksmart collaborator Katie Silberman to do the rewrite. – we realize we’re watching something completely different. And then there are scripts like this that take it a step further. Katie Silberman, who worked with Wilde on her directorial debut 'Booksmart', wrote the screenplay based on a spec script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke. The way she responds, we get the sense this is a common occurrence. He has also played the role of Elmer Coolidge in Shane's film, Titanic II. We just took this major step where meaty female characters are becoming the norm in a screenplay rather than the exception. Then, out of nowhere, the officers whip out these futuristic uzis and decimate the entire Confederate team? Evelyn Peterson has the perfect life. [x] wasn’t for me This year, scripts had to receive at least six mentions to be included on the Black List. A socially conscious thriller with a genre twist that makes it marketable. Oh no, could her husband be having an affair? So even though I think this story has issues, I’m happy to say that this is the kind of script you should be writing right now if you want to sell something. Premise: A 1950s housewife who’s getting sick of playing the perfect partner finds out her husband is keeping a secret from her. That way, when the SURPRISE TWIST arrives, it takes us from 0-100. Don’t Worry Darling is a mixed bag for me. With Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan. For example, when Evelyn accidentally undercooks his eggs, he tells her he doesn’t like runny eggs. Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Miri Yoon will produce with Wilde and Silberman. The internet can hardly contain its excitement at the announcement that Harry Styles is set to star in the upcoming Don't Worry, Darling alongside Midsommar star Florence Pugh. Not much is happening. She then follows her husband to a hotel where he slips into a room. – we’re in the Matrix. We think we’re watching one movie and – BAM! But her curiosity is piqued enough that she starts looking deeper into this supposed town she lives in, determined to find the truth behind it. You do that well and Hollywood will come a-knockin. Now it’s more than just “Husband is Bad Man.” Evelyn’s got to figure out what’s going on, if she’s dreaming. 10 Don’t Worry Darling (2021) Written by Katie Silberman, Carey Van Dyke, and Shane Van Dyke, the screenplay for Oliva Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling first appeared on The Black List in 2019 before going into production in 2020. What business of it is yours, she thinks. One of the widest-ranging film spec script auctions in years has ended with New Line winning the deal to finance and distribute Don’t Worry Darling, the genre script that Olivia Wilde will direct and star in. He yells at her. But I understand the sale. I was sitting there getting worried I was about to spend the next 90 minutes reading one of those Oscar wannabe flicks set in the 50s that are never good but somehow always get nominated, and then – BAM! 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But it’s not the kind of secret normal 1950s housewives have to deal with. Not long after we get to know these two, Clifford starts acting like a jerk. Determined to confront him, she charges down to the room, opens the door, and is met with a FLASH OF WHITE. Unfortunately, the mythology here needs some work. [ ] impressive Silberman, one of the writers on “Booksmart,” wrote the screenplay for “Don’t Worry, Darling,” based on a spec script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke. Actor-director Olivia Wilde will next helm the thriller, Don't Worry, Darling. It negatively stereotypes men. One day, after Evelyn gets some groceries, she spots Clifford’s car driving away from work. All rights reserved. The New Line production stars Florence as the unhappy housewife who is forced to question her own sanity when she begins to notice strange occurrences in her small, utopian, desert community. “Don’t Worry Darling” is a psychological horror-thriller directed by Olivia Wilde. But I remember that scene like it was yesterday. Her plan is to poison her husband in order to escape. Her legs are emaciated. Not every script. Keep reading for everything we know about Don't Worry, Darling, and the Shane and Carey Van Dyke screenplay on which the film is based. So it’s not for me. What makes these work so well is that the “fake” story driving your first act is kind of boring. She looks at him with pure evil in her eyes. [ ] worth the read Wait, was that a dream? A man standing nearby asks if she’s okay. She has to live in a world 100 years in the future. So you hit us with it around page 20 or 23. When you come up with these ideas as a screenwriter, it’s really easy to provide a bare-bones framework for the mythology. Scripts are always more interesting when every character has some dimensionality to them. Which is exactly what happened here. You don’t want your audience wondering, “Wait a minute but…” over and over again during one of these movies. Genre: Thriller/Sci-Fi Shane got his start in Hollywood after studying theater in college with a recurring minor role as medical student Alex Smith on the CBS series Diagnosis: Murder, in which his father Barry and grandfather Dick also starred. When the Don't Worry Darling script was first put up for auction to production studios back in July 2019, it was considered a hot property. The 'Salt-N-Pepa' Lifetime Biopic Covers Cheryl James' Eating Disorder [TW]. New Line Cinema acquires psychological thriller spec script “Don’t Worry Darling” written by Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke. You have to do the hard work and plug up all the holes. Before I get to this review, a review in which I have strong feelings, I must acknowledge that this is exactly the type of script I told everyone they should be writing. According to Wilde ‘s point of view, Katie Silberman redevelops the script, which was initially penned by Shane and Carey Van Dyke. Evelyn isn’t sure. She tries to get up. 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