Don't Worry Darling was one of the most anticipated productions of the year. The story, starring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh, follows the lives of Alice and Jack Chambers. A young, happy 1950s couple living in the seemingly perfect corporate town of Victory, California, which has been created and paid for by the mysterious company Jack works for.
In August 2019, multiple studios entered a bidding war to acquire Olivia Wilde's project, based on a script that appeared on the Black List (an annual survey of most beloved film scripts that have yet to be produced). Beating out nearly 17 bids, New Line Cinema was the winner of the deal and is charged with bringing the film to the big screen.
However, the film suffered from its messy press tour, as rumors of a fallout between Wilde and Pugh dominated the media, fueled by the Florence Pugh's refusal of being part of the press tour. She only attended the premiere at the 79th Venice Film Festival.
Don't Worry Darling: Will it be available for streaming?
The Florence Pugh and Harry Styles movie hit theaters on September 23 and it will be added to the HBO Max catalog on November 7th, roughly 45 days after its premiere. The film has grossed nearly $83 million at the global box office so far. It will premiere in Japan next month.
While the critics didn't love the film, audiences had a better response with a score of 74 percent at Rotten Tomatoes compared with the 38 percent from professional reviews. "Don't Worry Darling" was compared with other movies such as "The Truman Show" and the "The Stepford Wives."