After the actions of perhaps the ballsiest process server in recent history nearly totally derailed Warner Bros.’ Cinemacon panel, it only feels right that they should attempt to take the narrative back from the tabloids and whatnot when it comes to Olivia Wilde’s new film Don’t Worry Darling, which has been shooting for what feels like five years now. Hence them dropping the full trailer for the film on this Monday morning, which is about a Manhattan Project-like company town and the strange things that happen in there. Yeah, this is about as far away from Booksmart as you can get in tone, and hey, at least you get to see Harry Styles be hot or something as well.
Here’s the mother of all synopses, courtesy of Warner Bros.:
“Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank (Pine) — 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 (Chan) — 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?”
Don’t Worry Darling arrives in theaters on September 23, and is practically guaranteed to make a splashy debut at one of the fall festivals.