It took five minutes for Harry Styles to write a “creepy” new song for his new film

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26 Aug 2022, 14:35

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The psychological thriller, 'Don't Worry Darling', is out next month.

Olivia Wilde's follow up to the critically acclaimed Booksmart is released on September 22nd.

Staring Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, Chris Pine and the aforementioned Styles, the film sees Pugh and the British popstar play a couple living in a seemingly-idyllic town of Victory in the 1950s, operated by the shadowy company Styles’ character (Jack Chambers) works for.

Now, in a new interview with Variety, Wilde has recalled her insistence that the cast of the movie felt free to contribute ideas to the production. “Any great actor is also a screenwriter in the process,” she said. “They are responsible for creating the life of the character, so they bring so many ideas.”

And it seems that this led to Styles - the swot - writing a melody for what was described in the script as 'the trigger song' – a mysterious tune that Pugh’s character (Alice Chambers) hums throughout the movie.

“Five minutes [after I asked him if he had anything to contribute], he sent me a demo from his piano, and it was what ended up in the film," says Wilde.

She continued; “He called me and said, ‘What about this?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s it. That’s it. And that’s really insane that you did that in five minutes...'”

Styles - the swot - said of the melody, “I wanted something that could be both sweet and creepy, entirely dependent on the context. I remember first playing it on the piano, and it had a sort of homemade nursery rhyme feel to it."

He continued, like a massive swot, “Applied to the different moments in the film, I think it takes on a couple of different lives – I hope.”

In an interview with Vogue last year, Wilde – who also stars in the new film – said her movie was inspired by thrillers like Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal.

Don’t Worry Darling arrives in cinemas on September 23rd.