“Justice League” actor Ben Affleck will co-star Anne Hathaway
in Netflix’s “The Last Thing He Wanted”, the big-screen adaptation of Joan Didion’s book.
“Mudbound” director Dee Rees has been roped into helm the project and she, along with Marco Villalobos, has adapted the script from Didion’s 1996 political thriller.
The film’s cast also includes Toby Jones, Rosie Perez, Edi Gathegi, Willem Dafoe and Mel Rodriguez, the streaming giant said in a statement.
The story follows hardscrabble journalist Elena McMahon (Hathaway) who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair’s arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point.
Rees will also produce alongside Cassian Elwes. The two earlier worked together on “Mudbound”. Jamin O’Brien, Wayne Godfrey, Robert Jones, Mark Lane and James Harris will executive produce the film.
The film will mark Affleck’s second collaboration with Netflix. He will next be seen opposite Charlie Hunnam and Oscar Isaac in the streaming giant’s “Triple Frontier”.