Fans may not have gotten to see Florence Pugh revisit her Marvel character Yelena in today’s first trailer for the upcoming Disney+ series Hawkeye, but Pugh hits the bullseye in the first teaser for director Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling. The highly anticipated drama received a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ 11-second teaser on Monday, which is more than enough time to get movie goers wanting more.
The film stars Pugh as Alice and Harry Styles as Jack, as a picture-perfect suburban couple in the 1950s. The pair are living in a sort of utopia that begins to unwind Alice starts to question her surroundings. The new teaser gives a short glimpse into the breakdown of the pair’s life, which starts with Alice enjoying a drink poolside and ends with her tearing a saran-wrap mask off her face. In between is a passionate scene of Pugh and Styles kissing and what appears to be Chris Pine in his role as a tuxedo-wearing cult leader. Is there a record for shortest teaser to win an Oscar? Because we have a nomination.
Naturally, fans are shook.
As if there was any doubt, the Harry Styles fandom is alive and well.
Don’t Worry Darling has quickly become one of the buzziest films in years, first with its cast shakeup that included Wilde firing Shia LaBeouf and replacing him with Styles and later with Wilde and Styles sparking romance rumours. The pair appear to still be going strong, with Wilde recently spotted backstage at Styles’ tour.
The film marks Wilde’s second directorial effort after her highly praised Booksmart. The new psychological thriller is a big departure from the 2019 coming of age comedy and will feature Wilde pulling double duty in an onscreen role. The impressive cast rounded is out by Gemma Chan, Kiki Layne and Nick Kroll, but it appears as though fans will have to wait for the full trailer to see the rest of the cast in action.
Speaking of waiting, Wilde’s teaser included a revised release date for Don’t Worry Darling, which has been pushed back to next year and will be released on September 23, 2022. That’s more than a year from now. Will there even be any movie theatres left by then? Let’s hope so.