Netflix has released the trailer for “The Last Thing He Wanted,” the new film from celebrated “Mudbound” director Dee Rees.
Rees and Marco Villalobos co-wrote the script based on Joan Didion’s 1996 novel of the same name. Anne Hathaway plays veteran D.C. journalist Elena McMahon who sets out on a guilt-propelled errand for her father (Willem Dafoe).
She soon finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair’s arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point and she is thrust from byline to unwitting subject in the story she’s trying to break
Ben Affleck, Toby Jones, Rosie Perez, Edi Gathegi, and Mel Rodriguez co-star in the film which is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival ahead of a release on the service February 12th.