THR reports that Ben Affleck will now join Anne Hathaway in The Last Thing He Wanted, Dee Rees‘ follow-up film to Mudbound. That film went on to earn four Oscar nominations, including one for Rees herself, becoming the first African American woman to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Currently filming in Puerto Rico with an eye on a 2019 release, the Netflix feature also recently added Toby Jones, Rosie Perez and Edi Gathegi to the cast.
The Last Thing He Wanted is based on Joan Didion‘s 1996 novel and follows “hardscrabble journalist, Elena McMahon (Hathaway), who inherits her father’s position as a dealmaker — an arms dealmaker. She soon finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran-Contra Affair’s arms-for-drugs plot reaches its tipping point.” There are no details as to Affleck’s character at the moment.
Rees penned the screenplay along with Marco Villalobos and will also produce alongside Cassian Elwes in a Mudbound reunion. Jamin O’Brien, Wayne Godfrey, Robert Jones, Mark Lane and James Harris are also on board as executive producers.
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