Netflix re-teaming with Dee Rees for “The Last Thing He Wanted”
Log Line: The story is based on the 1996 novel by Joan Didion and centers on hardscrabble journalist Elena McMahon who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair’s arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point.
Director: Academy Award nominee Dee Rees (Mudbound)
Producers: Cassian Elwes and Dee Rees
Executive Producers: Jamin O’Brien, Wayne Godfrey and Robert Jones
Cast: Academy Award Winner Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, Ocean’s 8)
Screenwriters: Marco Villalobos and Dee Rees based on Joan Didion’s book of the same title
Quote from Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film group: “Dee Rees is an incredibly talented filmmaker, who continues to make provocative and entertaining films. We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Dee and proud to have her part of the Netflix family.”