A 1950s housewife (Florence Pugh) living with her husband (Harry Styles) in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.
Olivia Wilde’s upcoming film looks glorious, and I’m sure a lot of people would happily accept its aesthetic for a life of not enquiring (a) what one’s husband is doing at work all day and (b) why one’s egg shells are empty.
Here’s the synopsis:
Alice and Jack are lucky to be living in the idealised community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank — equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach — anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia. While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials,” their wives, including Frank’s elegant partner, Shelley, get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause. But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?
Check out the trailer now:
Don’t Worry Darling will be released in the UK on 23 September 2022. Co-starring with Pugh and Styles are Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne and Chris Pine.