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In true 2020 fashion, Harry Styles is self-isolating after positive coronavirus test on set of new film

Lily Wakefield November 6, 2020
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Harry Styles attends the Brit Awards at the 02 Arena, London, UK. (Karwai Tang/ Getty)

Harry Styles is self-isolating after a crew member on the set of his new film Don’t Worry Darling tested positive for coronavirus.

According to IMDbDon’t Worry Darling is a “psychological thriller centring on an unhappy housewife in the 1950s” directed by Olivia Wilde.

Everyone on set had been following strict COVID-19 protocols during the first couple of weeks of  filming but, according to Deadline, a member of the production tested positive during routine testing.

The person, who got a positive result during routine testing, has not been named but is not a member of the main cast.

To find out if any other cast members had been exposed to coronavirus, the film’s stars including Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, KiKi Layne, Gemma Chan and Nick Kroll were forced to quarantine.

Production was immediately shut down for 14 days, but will resume when the quarantine ends.

According to Cosmopolitan, Shia LeBeouf is rumoured to have pulled out of the film because of scheduling conflicts, which led Styles to snag the lead role.

The script for Don’t Worry Darling was penned by Booksmart writer Katie Silberman.

Harry Styles was recently tipped to play a lead role in queer film My Policeman.

In September, sources suggested that Harry Styles is set to play a lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of queer book My Policeman.

The untitled film, acquired by Amazon Studios, will be directed by Michael Grandage and adapted by Oscar-nominated writer Ron Nyswaner.

While negotiations are ongoing, sources told Deadline that Styles is set to play gay cop Tom Burgess and Lily James has snagged the role of the female lead.

The is based on the 2012 novel by British author Bethan Roberts is set in the southern England port town of Brighton in 1957, and production is set to begin next year.

More: Coronavirus, Don't Worry Darling, Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, My Policeman, olivia wilde

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