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Harry Styles tapped for Olivia Wilde thriller

Pop star Harry Styles is ramping up his acting career by replacing Shia Labeouf in Olivia Wilde’s next directorial project.

LaBeouf had been due to take on a leading role in the thriller Don’t Worry, Darling, but a scheduling conflict has forced him to bow out, and now One Direction hunk Styles has been tapped to fill the spot following his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s World War Two epic Dunkirk.

He joins a cast featuring Florence Pugh and Chris Pine, while Wilde will pull double duty by also portraying a supporting character onscreen, reports Deadline.

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Few plot details have been released, but the New Line Cinema movie is set in an isolated community in the California desert in the 1950s.

Production officials are hoping to begin filming this fall (2020), under strict coronavirus health and safety measures.

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In addition to Don’t Worry, Darling, Wilde, who made her big directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Booksmart last year (2019), is also gearing up to take charge of a top-secret new Marvel blockbuster, rumored to be focused on the Spider-Woman character.

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