Olivia Wilde‘s new movie Don’t Worry Darling starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles has shut down production for roughly two weeks following a positive test for COVID-19.
Deadline broke the news, reporting that the person who tested positive was not “a member of the principal cast, but someone who was in close enough proximity to them that the shut down was deemed necessary.”
Don’t Worry Darling is just the latest production to suffer a COVID-related setback, and it goes to show how this virus can’t really be stopped even with strict protocols in place on set. New Line’s sister studio Warner Bros. also shut down production on The Batman after star Robert Pattinson reportedly tested positive. These production delays can be costly, but New Line can weather the storm better than, say, an indie production might. The truth is, these delays are the new normal, because as much as a studio can control the safety on set, it can’t keep tracks of hundreds of adults after hours, when cameras stop rolling.
Wilde and Silberman will also produce Don’t Worry Darling with Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Miri Yoon, while the Van Dykes will executive produce with Catherine Hardwicke. New Line executives Daria Cercek and Celia Khong will oversee the project for the studio, for whom the project is a priority.