From being One Direction’s heartthrob to creating a “Watermelon Sugar” filled summer, Harry Styles is now taking his talents in a new direction.
Styles will act in the upcoming film, Don’t Worry, Darling, directed by Olivia Wilde.
Wilde is popularly known for her successful coming-of-age comedy, Booksmart (2019).
Despite his popularity, Harry Styles acting in the film wasn’t always the plan. Styles is replacing actor Shia LaBeouf, who was originally cast for the movie this past April. Due to scheduling conflicts, however, LaBeouf was no longer able to commit. Styles stepped up to the plate.
Don’t Worry, Darling is set as a 1950s psychological thriller that tells the story of an unhappy housewife. The film is taken from Katie Silberman’s screenplay.
Styles will be alongside actors Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Dakota Johnson.
While Styles is primarily known for his music, this will not be the singer’s first time in front of the camera. Styles debuted in the 2016 film Dunkirk. In the film, Styles played one of the few named characters out of the largely anonymous cast. Producer Christopher Nolan told journalists that he chose to cast Styles because he had an “old-fashioned face… the kind of face that makes you believe he could have been alive in that period.”
Further details concerning Don’t Worry, Darling’s production are being kept private for the time being. Until then, we will be anxiously waiting to see what Styles and the film have planned for us.