Her legs are emaciated. Or was it real? 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. After many auctions, Newline successfully won the bid over Netflix and other distributors. 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. The 'Salt-N-Pepa' Lifetime Biopic Covers Cheryl James' Eating Disorder [TW]. Maybe Clifford isn’t the perfect husband after all. It negatively stereotypes men. Evelyn Peterson has the perfect life. Then, out of nowhere, the officers whip out these futuristic uzis and decimate the entire Confederate team? 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. 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. But most just thought about the guy and gave the girl characters the scraps. 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. Unfortunately, the mythology here needs some work. August 18, 2019 • Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. [ ] genius. 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. Set in the 1950s, “Don’t Worry Darling” follows an unhappy housewife as she discovers a disturbing truth about her husband. Writer: The Van Dyke Brothers 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. You have to do the hard work and plug up all the holes. Not much is happening. Then, just as quickly as he gets angry, he apologizes. 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. Which is exactly what happened here. Premise: A 1950s housewife who’s getting sick of playing the perfect partner finds out her husband is keeping a secret from her. People will know exactly where you are and what you’re doing at every second of every day…. 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. A socially conscious thriller with a genre twist that makes it marketable. Wait, was that a dream? She looks at him with pure evil in her eyes. 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. 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. We think we’re watching one movie and – BAM! ), ScriptShadow Screenwriting and Screenplay Reviews. A man standing nearby asks if she’s okay. 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. 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. Directed by Olivia Wilde. With Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan. Olivia Wilde Is Going to Direct a Female-Centric Marvel Movie, Rumored to Be 'Spider-Woman', Jessica Morris Talks Lifetime Thriller 'Pool Boy Nightmare' (EXCLUSIVE), JoJo Siwa Confirms Sexuality: "I Have Never, Ever, Ever Been This Happy Before", Who Are All of Larry King's 7 Ex-Wives? Harry is set to join Chris Pine, Dakota Johnson, Florence Pugh, and even Olivia Wilde herself, who will take on a supporting role. New Line Cinema acquires psychological thriller spec script “Don’t Worry Darling” written by Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke. What makes these work so well is that the “fake” story driving your first act is kind of boring. Remember that opening scene in Time Cop where two Union officers stop a band of Confederates in the middle of a storm. Copyright © ScriptShadow, 2012. According to Wilde ‘s point of view, Katie Silberman redevelops the script, which was initially penned by Shane and Carey Van Dyke. View DONTWORRYDARLING.pdf from LANGUAGE 5943 at Clark High School - 01. Harry is set to join Chris Pine, Dakota Johnson, Florence Pugh, and even Olivia Wilde herself, who will take on a supporting role. But I remember that scene like it was yesterday. So you hit us with it around page 20 or 23. Scripts are always more interesting when every character has some dimensionality to them. Grabs her arm strongly. He has also played the role of Elmer Coolidge in Shane's film, Titanic II. But then she sees Clifford coming at her. That way, when the SURPRISE TWIST arrives, it takes us from 0-100. We might give up on the script! 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. [ ] What the hell did I just read? 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. There were small things as well. But the sci-fi movies that become classics are the ones where the writer obsesses over every detail of their world. Oh no, could her husband be having an affair? But it’s not the kind of secret normal 1950s housewives have to deal with. What I learned: One of my favorite screenwriting moves is the end-of-the-first-act twist. 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! Olivia Wilde, coming off the Rotten Tomatoes hit, Booksmart, was on every studio’s radar. What business of it is yours, she thinks. We just took this major step where meaty female characters are becoming the norm in a screenplay rather than the exception. She finds a video FAQ about how it works and the very first step of the process is: “All you have to do is fake their death.” Okay, so let get me get this straight. So it’s a little hard to judge the plot of “Don’t Worry” because everything is colored by that lens. There’s something inherently magical about mixing the old with the future. The script is by Shane and Carey Van Dyke, who most recently wrote The Silence. What happens even if she does find a way out? Shadow In The Cloud (review on Newsletter only - sign up! The movie was announced in mid 2020, has a brilliant cast and crew - and has already started filming (result). And yet, meanwhile, we’ve taken this giant step backwards where tons of male characters are written as big fat negative stereotypes. His new role also presents a casting change for the project. Details: 95 pages. Olivia Wilde will direct the domestic thriller ‘Don’t Worry, Darling,’ with her ‘Booksmart’ scribe Katie Silberman handling the script’s rewrite. She’s got a great husband with a great job and she’s got a wonderful house in the perfect neighborhood. Actor-director Olivia Wilde will next helm the thriller, Don't Worry, Darling. It’s 2050. I don’t remember a single thing that happened in Time Cop after that. You don’t want your audience wondering, “Wait a minute but…” over and over again during one of these movies. Evelyn isn’t sure. Determined to confront him, she charges down to the room, opens the door, and is met with a FLASH OF WHITE. Here, we get it on page 20. 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. 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. There were good writers who saw every character as deserving of a complex nuanced life. A side tip here – when you use this, create a short first act. Where Is Robert Blake Now, 15 Years After He Was Acquitted of His Wife’s Murder? This is confirmed later when he finds out she’s been trying to prevent a pregnancy. The only glitch in her life is that her husband, Clifford, really wants to have kids, whereas she, secretly, does not. Not every script. 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. It negatively stereotypes men. Step forward: Don't Worry Darling. Described as a psychological thriller centering on an unhappy housewife in the 1950s. But it’s a cool premise for … Yeah, I’m not sure that’s going to be as easy as you make it sound. Don’t Worry Darling is a mixed bag for me. And then there are scripts like this that take it a step further. You have to do the hard work and plug up all the holes. And it’s because of that unique mix. With that said, it’s quite the cool twist. “Don’t Worry, Darling” has not been set up at a studio yet. Don't Worry Darling movie production status is currently Pre-Production . And I didn’t see that here. When you come up with these ideas as a screenwriter, it’s really easy to provide a bare-bones framework for the mythology. 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. Genre: Thriller/Sci-Fi – we realize we’re watching something completely different. Her plan is to poison her husband in order to escape. But I understand the sale. You don’t want your audience wondering, “Wait a minute but…” over and over again during one of these movies. 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. [ ] impressive New Line Wins Olivia Wilde's 'Booksmart' Follow-Up, Thriller 'Don't Worry Darling' August 12, 2019 8:35am by Borys Kit . 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. About: This is the current #1 hot-as-a-forest-fire project in Hollywood. [x] wasn’t for me “Don’t Worry Darling” is a psychological horror-thriller directed by Olivia Wilde. If what she experienced was real, she’s got to find a way out. 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. The men aren’t just one-dimensional, they’re selfish violent predatory creatures who only care about female suffering. The fact that we’ve started to correct that is a good thing. The way she responds, we get the sense this is a common occurrence. His Most Recent Divorce Was in 2019. They’ve all become that one-dimensional bully in every 1980s movie. So connecting the 1950s and future technology had me hook, line, and sinker. Evelyn is now in a machine that looks like an MRI. 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. In a new announcement that was first reported by Deadline, Harry just joined Olivia Wilde's brand new film, Don’t Worry, Darling. The year is 1954. She tries to get up. (L-R) Actor Barry Van Dyke, Actor Dick Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke. She has to live in a world 100 years in the future. 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. The plan is for Wilde’s Booksmart collaborator Katie Silberman to do the rewrite. 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. 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. So when she leapt onto this hot spec from the Van Dyke siblings, it became the prettiest girl at the prom. 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. Plot unknown. "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. Catherine Hardwicke will … This year, scripts had to receive at least six mentions to be included on the Black List. For example, when Evelyn accidentally undercooks his eggs, he tells her he doesn’t like runny eggs. You do that well and Hollywood will come a-knockin. 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. – we’re in the Matrix. Now it’s more than just “Husband is Bad Man.” Evelyn’s got to figure out what’s going on, if she’s dreaming. One day, after Evelyn gets some groceries, she spots Clifford’s car driving away from work. I get that female empowerment is a major talking point in media and social media and that movies are often a reflection of the current newsfeed. DON'T WORRY DARLING By The Van Dyke Brothers FADE IN SCISSORS cut through a piece of newspaper-A 1950s ADVERTISEMENT showing a 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. The original version of the script was written by Shane and Carey Van Dyke, with rewrites by Katie Silberman. But it’s a cool premise for sure. Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Miri Yoon will produce with Wilde and Silberman. Via Deadline:. [ ] worth the read 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. Not long after we get to know these two, Clifford starts acting like a jerk. Don’t Worry Darling is a mixed bag for me. She then follows her husband to a hotel where he slips into a room. 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." But if it’s virtual reality, how can he be poisoned? He yells at her. 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. He mumbles something about her “finding his porthole,” and then sticks a needle in her and she wakes up… back in her home. All rights reserved. But you don’t want to draw that “boring” first act out for 30 pages. Wilde recently became attached to direct and produce an untitled holiday comedy project for Universal Pictures with Silberman. 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.