The shooting for Hollywood actress Olivia Wilde’s upcoming directorial Don’t Worry Darling has been halted after one of the movie’s crew members tested positive for COVID-19. The member’s positive test result reportedly came to light during one of the routine tests received by all production employees.
As per Variety, the shooting for the film, which features notable stars like Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Harry Styles, had been going on in Los Angeles since last month. Even though the studio backing the movie has not confirmed who on the set has tested positive, sources have stipulated that it is not anyone from the principal cast members. Deadline also reported that except one crew member, no one else has tested positive at this point. In tandem with standard quarantine protocols, the individual who tested positive is currently in isolation and shooting for the movie will expectedly resume after 14 days.
What You Should Know:
- The shooting for Olivia Wilde’s upcoming directorial Don’t Worry Darling has been halted after one of the movie’s crew members tested positive for COVID-19.
- The member’s positive test result came to light during one of the routine tests received by all production employees.
- Sources have stipulated no one from the movie’s principal cast members has tested positive.
- Other films that have had to halt production because of the same reason are Jurassic World: Dominion, The Batman, and The Harder They Fall.
Wilde also informed her fans via Instagram stories that the decision to halt production was the result of an “abundance of caution.” After portraying some memorable characters in movies like Tron: Legacy, Drinking Buddies, and Cowboys & Aliens as well as television shows like House and The O.C., Olivia Wilde forayed into the field of direction last year with the coming-of-age comedy Booksmart. Starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as two high schooler seniors looking to let loose before their graduation, Booksmart received critical acclaim.
Coronavirus Pandemic Affects Hollywood
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Hollywood studios have ensured that shooting for movies is resumed with extensive safety protocols and sanitisation measures in place. However, besides Don’t Worry Darling, other major movies have also had to halt production in the recent past after their cast or crew members tested positive for the virus. The list includes names like Jurassic World: Dominion, The Batman, and The Harder They Fall.
Don’t Worry Darling, a psychological thriller set during the 1950s, traces the tale of an unhappy housewife as she discovers a disturbing truth about her husband. Notably, Wilde has also written the movie’s script along with Carey and Shane Van Dyke and Katie Silberman. She is also producing the movie along with Silberman and Roy Lee and Miri Moon of Vertigo Entertainment. Actors like Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Nick Kroll are a part of the film’s ensemble cast.
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Tarini Gandhiok is an intern with SheThePeople.TV