Following a starring role in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, Dakota Johnson is carving out a rather impressive résumé. Over the last few years, she appeared in critically acclaimed films like The Peanut Butter Falcon and Bad Times at the El Royale. As first reported by Variety, the actress is in final negotiations to star in Olivia Wilde’s latest film Don’t Worry, Darling.
With a script co-written by Wilde and Katie Silberman (Booksmart), the film will be set in an isolated community in 1950s California. While details remain scarce, the plot will center around a housewife, played by Pugh, as she discovers unsettling truths about the life she thought she lived. Johnson will join the already impressive ensemble cast that includes Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf, Chris Pine, and Olivia Wilde her self.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, shooting will not begin for quite some time. However, New Line Cinema reportedly places the film as a high priority. The studio likely hopes for the film to be a contender in an upcoming awards season race.
In addition to this latest casting, Johnson will appear in two upcoming 2020 films. Up next, she stars in The Nowhere Inn, the directorial debut of Bill Benz (Portlandia). Additionally, Johnson will star alongside Tracee Ellis Ross and Ice Cube in The High Note. The film is scheduled to be released on May 29, 2020, through video on demand.
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