Directed by Olivia Wilde, ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is a psychological thriller movie that revolves around a young and happy couple in the 1950s — Alice and Jack Chambers. The former is a homemaker living with her husband in a utopian experimental community created by the same company for which he works. As time passes, Alice starts to get curious about Jack’s work on the secret Victory Project, which drives her to the edge. Soon, their seemingly perfect lives begin to show signs of frailty as her determination to investigate the project gives way to high levels of tensions within the community.
Starring Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, and Nick Kroll, the movie’s dramatic and intense narrative is done justice by the powerful performances of the talented cast. Moreover, the backdrop of the utopian community against the 1950s setting is bound to make one wonder where ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ was shot. Well, if you are one such curious soul, you might be interested in what we have to share!
Don’t Worry Darling Filming Locations
‘Don’t Worry Darling’ was filmed entirely in California, particularly in Greater Los Angeles. The principal photography for the Olivia Wilde directorial reportedly commenced in October 2020 but halted for a couple of weeks in early November 2020 when a crew member tested positive for COVID-19. After the short delay, the production resumed and finally wrapped up in February 2021. Now, let us take you to all the specific locations that appear in the thriller movie!
Greater Los Angeles, California
All the pivotal sequences for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ were lensed across Greater Los Angeles, the second largest metropolitan region in the US that encompasses Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles counties. The movie’s opening scene featuring Frank’s house was taped at The Kaufmann Desert House at 470 West Vista Chino in Palm Springs. Interestingly, it is the first movie shot at this elegant property.
Most of the houses’ exteriors for the Chris Pine-starrer were taped on location at Azul Circus in the Canyon View Estates at 2400 South Sierra Madre in Palm Springs. Other locations in the city that the filming unit utilized for recording the movie are the Palm Springs City Hall at 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way and a gas station, which stood in as the Palm Springs Visitor Center. The team not only stayed at La Quinta Resort & Club, situated at 49-499 Eisenhower Drive in La Quinta, but they even lensed a few pivotal sequences for the movie there.
Furthermore, during the filming schedule, the cast and crew members of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ were spotted in and around The Volcano House at 50451 Silver Valley Road in Newberry Springs, recording some significant sequences. In addition, Troy Dry Lake and Barstow are two other sites near Newberry Springs that served as prominent filming locations. Lastly, the production team reportedly set up camp in Los Angeles for shooting purposes.