The Last Thing He Wanted (film)

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The Last Thing He Wanted
Directed byDee Rees
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Dee Rees
  • Marco Villalobos
Based onThe Last Thing He Wanted
by Joan Didion
Starring
Music byTamar-kali
CinematographyBobby Bukowski
Edited byMako Kamitsuna
Production
company
  • Elevated Films
Distributed byNetflix
Country
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

The Last Thing He Wanted is an upcoming British-American political thriller film directed by Dee Rees based on the book of the same name by Joan Didion, from a screenplay by Rees and Marco Villalobos. It stars Anne Hathaway, Willem Dafoe, Ben Affleck, Toby Jones, Rosie Perez, Edi Gathegi, Mel Rodriguez, and Christopher Barbolini

Premise[edit]

A journalist stops her coverage of the 1984 U.S. Presidential election to care for her dying father.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In September 2017, it was announced Dee Rees would direct, based upon the novel of the same name by Joan Didion, from a screenplay by Marco Villalobos. Cassian Elwes will produce the film, under his Elevated Films banner.[1] In February 2018, Anne Hathaway joined the cast of the film.[2] In June 2018, Willem Dafoe joined the cast of the film.[3] In July 2018, Ben Affleck, Toby Jones, Rosie Perez, Edi Gathegi, Mel Rodriguez and Carlos Leal joined the cast of the film.[4][5]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on June 14, 2018, in Puerto Rico.[6][7]

Release[edit]

In May 2018, Netflix acquired distribution rights to the film.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seetoodeh, Ramin (September 27, 2017). "Dee Rees to Direct Movie Adaptation of Joan Didion Novel 'The Last Thing He Wanted'". Variety. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (February 18, 2018). "Anne Hathaway To Star In Dee Rees' 'The Last Thing He Wanted' – Berlin". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (June 1, 2018). "Willem Dafoe Joins Anne Hathaway in Dee Rees' 'The Last Thing He Wanted' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (July 10, 2018). "Ben Affleck, Toby Jones, Rosie Perez & Edi Gathegi Round Out Cast Of Dee Rees' 'The Last Thing He Wanted'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (July 25, 2018). "Ser'Darius Blain Cast In 'Against All Enemies'; Chris O'Shea Joins 'Modern Persuasion'; Carlos Leal In 'The Last Thing He Wanted'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Anne Hathaway films action-packed scenes for upcoming drama The Last Thing He Wanted in Puerto Rico". Daily Mail. June 20, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  7. ^ Kate, Annita (July 3, 2018). "Anne Hathaway, is that you? The brunette beauty debuts red hair as she films a movie in Puerto Rico". Daily Mail. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (May 24, 2018). "Netflix Reteams With 'Mudbound' Filmmaker Dee Rees for 'The Last Thing He Wanted' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 3, 2018.

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