Harry Styles has been roped in for upcoming thriller Don’t Worry Darling from director Olivia Wilde.
The former One Direction star will be taking over the role originally held by Shia LaBeouf, who had to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts, according to Variety.
Wilde is directing the film which will be reportedly adapted from a screenplay by Katie Silberman.
Don’t Worry Darling, is set in a California desert during the 1950s.
According to reports, ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ was highly sought after in August 2019. After 18 bids, which were submitted by various studios for the films rights, New Line wound up the victor to purchase the film.
The psychological thriller film follows an unhappy housewife who starts wondering if she’s losing her sanity after noticing strange things happening around her. Her husband, meanwhile, is “hiding a dark secret” from her.
Apart from Styles, Don’t Worry Darling also features Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Olivia Wilde in the lead roles.
Harry Styles, mostly known for his musical abilities with the band One Direction, made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 hit film Dunkirk where he was cast by Nolan because the director reportedly thought Styles had “an old fashioned face,” which made his role more believable and period-correct.
Wilde, known for her acting work in films like Her and TV shows like The O.C, bagged the Independent Spirit Award for a best first feature for ‘Booksmart,’ a coming-of-age buddy film about two high school friends who make up for lost fun on the eve of their graduation.
She is also set to direct an upcoming Marvel project and will helm and executive produce the Searchlight feature ‘Perfect, reports Foxnews.