Even though staying with COVID-19 and more so living in the times of a pandemic is a habit by now, the wrath of this pandemic continues to be make an impact. It has now happened in the form of Olivia Wilde's upcoming film, Don't Worry Darling being shut down due to a positive COVID-19 case.
New Line, the studio behind the feature, halted filming after a member of the production tested positive following the required and ongoing on-set testing. The person is now in isolation and the film, which began shooting in October, will resume photography in accordance with safety guidelines that typically call for a 14-day freeze.
Gemma Chan, Kiki Layne and Dakota Johnson also star in the movie, which is the second directorial effort for Wilde following Booksmart.
Plots details on the film are being kept secret, but the setting is an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert and centers on a housewife who uncovers a disturbing truth about her seemingly perfect life.
Don't' Worry Darling is the latest feature production to halt filming due to a positive COVID test. Matt Reeves' The Batman halted filming when star Robert Pattinson tested positive, and Jurassic World: Dominion had to halt filming last month for two weeks after several members of the production tested positive for the virus, despite later testing negative.