Anne Hathaway will star in the adaptation of the Joan Didion novel “The Last Thing He Wanted” for Netflix. “Mudbound” helmer Dee Rees directs the drama which begins filming this Summer.
The story centers on a hardscrabble journalist named Elena McMahon (Hathaway), who inherits her father’s position as an arms dealmaker. She soon finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran-Contra Affair’s arms-for-drugs plot reaches a tipping point.
Rees co-wrote the script with Marco Villalobos and produces with Cassian Elwes.