Olivia Wilde CinemaCon Envelope Courier Reportedly Had Event Credentials

The person who delivered a manila envelope to Olivia Wilde while she was on stage presenting the trailer for her new film was credentialed by CinemaCon, according to eyewitness reports.

Wilde revealed the trailer for Don't Worry Darling to theater owners during Warner Bros.' presentation at the trade event on Tuesday. But while she was speaking, according to Deadline, a person came up to the stage and pushed the envelope across the stage toward her.

Wilde suggested that the envelope, marked "personal and confidential," according to Variety, contained a script. However, when she opened it to look at the contents, she made no further comment and went on with her presentation.

A source confirmed to Newsweek that the envelope contained custody papers from her former partner Jason Sudeikis.

"Papers were drawn up to establish jurisdiction relating to the children of Ms. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis," the source told Newsweek. "Mr. Sudeikis had no prior knowledge of the time or place that the envelope would have been delivered as this would solely be up to the process service company involved and he would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner."

Witnesses said that the person who gave Wilde the envelope had CinemaCon credentials. CinemaCon is a trade show, closed to the public, and all attendees must register beforehand.

In addition, to attend, one must be either a member in good standing of one of three movie industry professional organizations, be an industry affiliate—like members of the media, advertisers or publicity companies—or, finally, be eligible for membership in either of the three professional organizations but without an active membership.

"To protect the integrity of our studio partners and the talent, we will reevaluate our security protocols," CinemaCon head Mitch Neuhauser told Variety. "We will act accordingly because it's the right thing to do. We want to do the safe, proper thing."

CinemaCon is unaware of who delivered the envelope, according to Deadline.

Newsweek reached out to Wilde's representatives for comment.

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Olivia Wilde was handed a mysterious manila envelope at CinemaCon on Tuesday while presenting the new trailer for "Don't Worry Darling." Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty

Wilde's film, Don't Worry Darling, stars Harry Styles and Florence Pugh. Not much is yet known about the film, as the trailer Wilde presented has not been released to the public. The premise is that Pugh is a housewife in the 1950s, and her husband, Styles, is hiding something from her.

More detail was available in the new trailer, Variety reported. The outlet says that Styles' character is working on "The Victory Project," and in one scene of the trailer, Pugh asks if Styles has any information on it.

"Do you even know what the Victory Project even is? Have you ever asked?" she says in the clip.

Wilde told the CinemaCon audience that the film was inspired by other titles like Inception, The Matrix and The Truman Show, calling it "a love letter to movies that push the boundaries of our imagination."

"What would it take for you to give up that life, that perfect life. What are you really willing to sacrifice to do what's right?" Wilde asked, at the time she was handed the envelope, according to Variety. "Are you willing to dismantle the system that's designed to serve you?"

Don't Worry Darling is due out on September 23.

Update 4/27/2022, 9:10 p.m.: This article has been updated to include comment from a source about the contents of the envelope.