New Line Cinema has paused production on Olive Wilde’s highly-anticipated next film due to a positive Covid result.

Filming on Olivia Wilde’s latest directorial project has been suspended following a positive Covid result amongst its team. Wilde is returning to the the director’s chair for Don’t Worry Darling, her first return to helming a film since 2019’s excellent Booksmart.

Don’t Worry Darling is being backed by New Line Cinema, who elected to temporarily pause production when a crew member tested positive for Covid, according to Deadline.

The film, which is a couple of weeks into production, will pause for 14 days with cast and crew self-isolating in the meantime. The studio support here is of course essential, as it has been in previous Covid shutdowns we have covered, such as Jurassic World: Dominion and The Batman. 

With New Line’s financial backing and, we’d imagine, the purchase of rather costly insurance premiums, productions of this scale can afford to pause production. For smaller-scale independent productions however, such pauses in production are prohibitively expensive.

Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, KiKi Layne and Wilde herself will feature in the film. Shooting is expected to resume in Los Angeles in a couple of weeks.

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