“Don’t Worry Darling” is directed by Olivia Wilde and stars Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine and Harry Styles.
Pugh, the lead actor in the film, has said she’d like media coverage of the movie to be more substantive than discussion about the intimate scenes she shares with Styles.
Pugh is scheduled to attend evening festivities for the film in Venice on Monday, but will miss a press conference earlier in the day due to filming commitments she has on “Dune: Part Two.”
Then there were additional headlines about actor Shia LaBeouf’s former attachment to the project.
“He has a process that, in some ways, seems to require a combative energy, and I don’t personally believe that is conducive to the best performances. I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work,” she said. “Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and to the cast to protect them. That was my job.”
CNN has reached out to representatives for LaBeouf, Wilde, Pugh and Styles for comment.
“Don’t Worry Darling” is being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, which is owned by CNN’s parent company. The film premieres Monday night in Venice and will debut in theaters on September 23.