It’s not the Marvel Cinematic Universe honey Florence Pughneither actor and director Olivia Wildenor seasoned star trek Y Wonder Woman actor chris pine who has the key do not worry honey‘s blockbuster (or potential lack thereof) – he’s a newcomer to the dramatic craft, Harry styles.
Styles, a successful singer and former member of the boy band One Direction, has a huge fan base that movie executives reportedly believe is the main demographic likely to make do not worry honey a hit, should you choose to go see it, according to an exposé in Vulture about the film’s troubled production and marketing pitch.
Of all the names that hog the marquee in do not worry honeyStyles, who replaced Shia LaBeouf in the film at the last minute, is perhaps the least experienced when it comes to acting. His first role was in 2017 dunkrikas a minor supporting character, and the only other acting credit to his name in a movie is a brief cameo as Eros, Thanos’ brother, in Marvel’s end credits scene. eternal.
Not to say that Styles is an absolute bad actor by any means. However, we couldn’t help but point out in our own review of do not worry honey — in which we gave the film a good score overall — that while Styles is “dutifully charming” for the most part, he still “can’t go toe-to-toe with Pugh when the drama escalates,” like We Got This Covered’s Tricia Gilbride wrote.
If the anonymous sources cited as execs from rival movie studios in the Vulture article are correct, Styles’ underperformance in the film, or simply not being featured prominently enough, could spell bad news for Warner Bros’ coveted box office receipts. .Discovery for do not worry honeywho can’t seem to stop generating negative headlines about her alleged behind-the-scenes drama.
“They have young girls excited for Harry Styles, and that’s it,” said one of the anonymous sources in the article.
Even if audiences choose to show up en masse to do not worry honeyOpening weekend based on morbid curiosity about all the gossip surrounding the movie, that’s far from a guarantee of financial success. As the Vulture article explained,
“Although that Yes comes with a big asterisk: Yes Styles fans, the film’s primary constituency, all of our exec sources agreed, feel cheated by how little the boy band heartthrob appears in the film, Warner Bros. can expect a steep second-weekend drop. and may have a difficult path to profitability.”
Battling against a low Rotten Tomatoes score of 33 percent, do not worry honey he can’t seem to get out from under the shadow of all the drama that has supposedly taken place on set, and the latest report is that the film’s star Pugh and director Wilde allegedly got into a screaming match at one point. given.
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