Anne Hathaway To Star In Dee Rees’ Political Thriller ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’Posted by Wilson Morales
February 18, 2018
Variety is reporting that Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in “Mudbound” director Dee Rees’ “The Last Thing He Wanted,” based on the Joan Didion political thriller.
Elevated’s Cassian Elwes will produce and The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones will produce and finance. Bloom is introducing the project to buyers in Berlin.
Marco Villalobos wrote the screenplay, which is “a thrilling story of one woman, alone and unrelenting in a race against time,” according to a statement.
The film, which is in pre-production, centers on hardscrabble Washington Post journalist journalist Elena McMahon who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair’s arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point.
Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club, Lee Daniels’ The Butler) optioned the book last year from Didion to develop it in partnership with Rees following their incredible collaboration on Mudbound, which received four Academy Award nominations, including one for Rees for adapted screenplay.
Hathaway won the Oscar for an actress in a supporting role for “Les Misérables.” Her credits also include the upcoming “Ocean’s 8,” “Colossal,” “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” “The Intern,” “Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” and “Love & Other Drugs.” She is represented by CAA and Management 360.