Olivia Wilde is building quite a cast as KiKi Layne and Gemma Chan rounded out the cast of the New Line thriller Don’t Worry Darling, which Wilde is directing. They join Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Chris Pine, with Wilde also playing a supporting role in the film. Layne replaces Dakota Johnson, who had a planning conflict with the new Maggie Gyllenhaal film she is currently making.
Although little is known about the plot of the film, Don’t Worry, Darling takes place in an isolated, utopian community in the California desert in the 1950s. Katie Silberman wrote the script based on a script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke.
New Line won Don’t Worry Darling in a highly competitive situation with up to 18 bidders vying for the project. The project is supervised by the studio managers Richard Brener, Daria Cercek and Celia Khong.
Catherine Hardwicke is executive producer on the film alongside Shane and Carey Van Dyke. Wilde and Silberman will produce with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon from Vertigo Entertainment.
Layne had her breakout role in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and was last seen on the Netflix summer hit The Old Guard. It is again taken care of by WME, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
Chan, known for her role in Crazy Rich Asians, is a fan favorite of the Marvel fans who first appear in Captain Marvel.