Don’t Worry Darling’s Mind-Blowing First Trailer Sees a 1950s Utopia Turn Sinister

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Last week, director Olivia Wilde took the stage at the Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon to present the first trailer for her upcoming thriller, Don’t Worry Darling, starring Florence Pugh (Midsommar, Black Widow), Harry Styles ( Dunkirk), Gemma Chan (Eternals), KiKi Layne (The Old Guard), and Chris Pine (Star Trek, Wonder Woman).

Unfortunately, the presentation was overshadowed for reasons unrelated to the film itself. Aside from the don’t Worry Darling gossip, Warner Bros. the movie’s trailer has now been released for everyone to see – although we imagine the tongues will be wagging for entirely different reasons.

As steamy as it is nightmarish, Don’t Worry Darling is a psychological thriller that differs drastically from Wilde’s first film, the excellent teen comedy Booksmart. You can watch the first trailer for Don’t Worry Darling below.

Don’t Look Darling: What’s It About?

Don’t Worry Darling takes place in the community of Victory, which is described in the film’s synopsis as an “experimental corporate town where the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families live.”

The community is led by the company’s CEO, Frank (Pine), who has created an environment inspired by “the social optimism of the 1950s”. As both a “business visionary and motivational life coach”, Frank’s influence hangs over any member of this utopian society.

While the town’s husbands are at work at the Victory Project Headquarters, their wives can enjoy a seemingly perfect life of luxury within the community – all of which is fully catered for by the company, provided the wives abide by the rules. of “discretion and unquestioning devotion to the cause of victory.”

Of course, we’ve read enough Huxley, Bradbury, and Orwell to know that any society built on utopian ideals usually hides something dark and sinister behind its glossy veneer, and the trailer for Don’t Worry Darling certainly suggests that.

Soon, Alice (Pugh) begins to notice cracks in the idyllic town’s facade, leading her to question the company’s motives and activities, worry her husband Jack (Styles) and anger Frank.

Our opinion: Wilde is on his way to another winner

During her CinemaCon presentation, Wilde (who also stars in the film) compared Don’t Worry Darling to classic films like The Matrix, Inception and The Truman Show. Given that it has to do with some sort of false reality, we definitely see some of that inspiration, along with shades from The Stepford Wives and even Get Out.

Needless to say, we can’t wait to see more of Don’t Worry Darling, which looks like a beautifully shot, mind-bending thriller with possible sci-fi elements.

Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long – Don’t Worry Darling is set to release on September 3, 2022 and will hit theaters exclusively.

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