Olivia Wilde just made her feature directorial debut this year with the coming-of-age comedy, Booksmart. The film received outstanding reviews from critics, but failed to make a big splash at the box office.
Still though, it made over $23 million against a $6 million budget, so it was a success.
Now we are learning that Wilde has her eyes set on a psychological thriller for her next project. She is set to direct/produce a script titled, Don’t Worry, Darling.
The project is being described as ‘a psychological thriller for the Times Up era’ and will center on a 1950s housewife whose reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath. Katie Silberman is re-writing a script by the sibling writing team of Shane and Carey Van Dyke.
Silberman co-wrote Booksmart, and it looks like Silberman and Wilde are going to have a writer/director friendship. Not only are they teaming up again for this thriller, but they’re also developing an untitled holiday comedy film together.
No word on a potential release date for either of these projects, but we will keep you posted.[mashshare]