Following the headlines of the past week, the hottest ticket to this year’s Venice Film Festival will now almost certainly be the press conference for Ollie Via Wilde’s ‘s Don’t worry dear . Suppose Wilde appears in her lead Florence Pugh and co-star Harry Styles (who maybe surprisingly is only a minor character in this story), it probably comes under more scrutiny than anything that happens in Lido.
A look back at what no doubt will become an impressive “controversial” section of the psychological thriller Wikipedia entry, tabloid Pugh in mid-August — who plays a 1950 suburban housewife in an idyllic cult neighborhood called Victory — in director She fell out with Wilde after starting a relationship with Styles during filming. A few days later, the rumors expanded, suggesting she was paid less than a third of what her male co-star earned ($707, to $2.5 in Styles According to reports, million). Is that why Pugh didn’t promote the movie on social media?
In a wide-ranging interview the following week, Wilde seemed to put it all on hold, saying that the wage gap claim absolutely “doesn’t make sense.”
But when hours, another element of the interview exploded, and it was pretty spectacular.This time, Wilde said she fired Shia LaBeouf (whose role was played by Styles) and claimed she did so because of his “fighting energy” “” and to keep Pugh “safe.”
The news was clearly not too pleased with LaBeouf, who in a letter included several of the pieces he received from Wilde Text messages as evidence claimed in emails that, in fact, he “pulled out” of the film afterwards, accusing her of pushing the “clickbait” story of his dismissal, “because of the current social landscape” and “the society it brings Currency”. On the same day, a leaked 459 video message appeared to confirm LaBeouf’s protest, showing Wilde pleaded with him in her car to change his memory, while also appearing to accuse Pugh — or “Miss Flo” as she called it — of worrying about working with the cast.
The internet exploded, and suddenly this much-hyped and extremely stylish sophomore film from a fast-rising director starring one of the hottest actresses on the planet is arguably pop The biggest names in the world, but for all the wrong reasons it’s in the spotlight.
This brings us to Venice, Don’t Worry Darling Pugh’s Place – currently filming Dune 2 in Budapest – will be Meet the press. Will she address these questions? Will Wilde retract her remarks about LaBeouf or double down? Is this the first time the two have spoken to each other about these claims? These questions will almost certainly be asked.
But the festival is just a launch pad for movies, the bigger problem – at least for Warner Bros. Discovery, no doubt hoping Don’t Worry Darling will be the rare glitch-free ride in a turbulent few months – due to the headlines Damage. While the estimated 48 million-dollar budget is outside the scope of superheroes, But it’s possible to hope that the talent of talent — and the appeal of Styles — will deliver a healthy return at the box office, especially given Warner Bros. Discovery’s current post-merger challenges and its remaining 3539 (the latest postponement means Don’t worry dear , Black Adam and House Party is all that’s left).
“I can imagine a lot of hard-working people trying to manage the PR stink they have right now through the crisis and save the season,” one producer noted. But maybe the adage “there’s no bad publicity” might help, and the headlines are sure to go a long way in raising awareness of the film far beyond expectations.
“It got a lot of media attention, and with that came a lot of curiosity and intrigue,” said one PR executive. “Fans of Harry Styles will see this movie regardless of the hype.”
However, the star-studded and studio-backed film does not Not just for the team to come to Venice to enjoy a few aperitifs in the sun. Given the festival’s impressive record of platforming future Oscar winners, Warners has no doubts. Bros Discovery hopes to use the event to kick-start the big event heading into awards season. Pugh was already an early advisor to the Best Actress nomination, the first of her burgeoning career.
That’s what the current situation could throw at the machine with a huge metaphorical wrench.
“The awards process is long and hard, and you need a cohesive team that can communicate with the craft and filmmaking,” noted one awards publicist. “If the main cast and director are unable or unwilling to fully support the film, it will be very difficult to persuade voters to support the film.”
If Pugh — who stays Next to be silent so far – just do the news in Venice before don’t worry darling it’s not good for her will to start Omens a full-scale campaign. (It should also be noted that Wilde withdrew from an interview with THR ahead of the Venice premiere.)
But another awards expert said there was “controversial and deadly controversy over the prospect of the award”, suggesting the speculation was unlikely to deter audiences. “If they like what they see, the film should come out of this spat unscathed.”
A lot can happen at Monday’s press conference matter. Depending on what’s being said, it can help clear things up and shift focus to the movie rather than the activity behind the camera. Or it might not.
But as reporters prepare to fight for a limited seat, there is another press conference a few days ago, and they may want to pay some attention. This is Padre Pia for Abel Ferrara, starring Shia LaBeouf.