Don’t worry darling, Olivia Wilde is back with another movie: a Christmas comedy titled “Naughty” and backed by Margot Robbie’s production company, LuckyChap.
The film, written by “Cocaine Bear” screenwriter Jimmy Warden, is described as “Bridesmaids” in the North Pole. It follows single mom Mallory, who, in order to gain custody of her son from her awful ex, must find Santa Claus and convince him to testify in her divorce hearing.
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Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara produce via their LuckyChap banner. A studio is not yet attached.
Despite being clouded by headline-grabbing drama for months surrounding its release, Wilde’s latest feature, “Don’t Worry Darling,” was a commercial success. The film starred Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as a married couple living in a utopian community where the all-too-perfect lifestyle begins to unravel. The mid-budget film reached $87 million at the global box office.
Meanwhile, LuckyChap has had a fruitful year with Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” which became a cultural phenomenon and raked in $1.4 billion worldwide and starred producer Robbie as the titular doll opposite Ryan Gosling’s Ken. The prodco is also behind Emerald Fennell’s “Saltburn,” starring Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi, which will similarly vie for awards attention. LuckyChap produced Fennell’s 2020 feature debut, “Promising Young Woman,” which won the filmmaker an Oscar for original screenplay and landed LuckyChap a nod for best picture.
Wilde is represented by CAA and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole. LuckyChap is repped by Entertainment 360, CAA and attorney Jeff Bernstein.
Deadline reported the news first.
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