Don’t Worry Darling had its World Premiere at the Venice Flim Festival on September 5. However, it hit the silver screens on September 23. While you might be oblivious to the film’s plot, you wouldn’t have missed the behind-the-scenes drama.
Right from Shia LaBeouf’s alleged firing to the vast difference in Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde’s narrative during the press campaign, it all made the headlines. Earlier, the much-awaited film had even stopped shooting twice due to some crew members testing positive for COVID-19.
But the film is finally out. Although it is currently running in the theatres, people wonder when it will be released on an OTT platform. Will it be on HBO Max, Netflix, or another streaming service?
Don’t Worry Darling will most likely release on HBO Max, since it is distributed by Warner Bros. Based on the movie’s theatrical performance, it might come out on the streaming service after its 45-day release window.
The usual contract between Warner Bros. and HBO Max is that any film will come out on the OTT platform after its 45-day run in the theatres. However, this contract does differ based on the films and their box office performance.
For instance, Elvis came out much after the release window got over. The way Dune and Matrix Resurrections were released on the platform was pretty different, too.
The film did receive initial footfalls owing to the star cast and the buzz it created during the promotional campaign. However, despite the intriguing plotline, it hasn’t been doing so well.
Currently, the film’s Metacritic score is 48%, and the rating on Rotten Tomatoes is 39%. Looking at these numbers, it seems that the film might be coming to the streaming platform much sooner than the other films on the streaming service.
For the uninitiated, Don’t Worry Darling is a horror-thriller film set in the 1950s. Alice and Jack are one of the many couples living in a borderline-utopian community called Victory. However, the town is actually a front for something horrific going on behind the scenes.
When the notion of paradise starts fading, Alice realizes that she has to understand what’s happening. Everything that follows is the story. If you’re keen on watching this film and experiencing it in the theatre, go for it. However, I’d suggest you wait for the film to come out on the streaming platform.
About Don’t Worry Darling
Don’t Worry Darling is a 2022 American psychological thriller film directed by Olivia Wilde from a screenplay by Katie Silberman, based on a story by Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke, and Silberman. It features an ensemble cast that includes Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, and Chris Pine. In the film, a young wife living in a 1950s company town begins to believe there is a sinister secret being kept from her by the man who runs it.