×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Anne Hathaway in Talks to Star in Dee Rees’ ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’

Anne Hathaway is in negotiations 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 penned the screenplay, which is “a thrilling story of one woman, alone and unrelenting in a race against time,” according to a statement. Elwes (“Dallas Buyers Club”) optioned the book from Didion to develop it with Rees following their collaboration on “Mudbound,” which received four Academy Award nominations, including one for Rees for adapted screenplay.

The film, which is in pre-production, 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.

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.

More Film

  • ‘Spider-Man: Spiderverse’ and ‘Searching’ to Get

    ‘Spider-Man: Spider-Verse’ and ‘Searching’ to Get China Theatrical Releases

    Anne Hathaway is in negotiations 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 penned […]

  • John (Jamie Foxx, left) and Robin

    ‘Robin Hood’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    Anne Hathaway is in negotiations 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 penned […]

  • (L to R) VIGGO MORTENSEN and

    Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Film Festival Honors 'Green Book' With Vanguard Award

    Anne Hathaway is in negotiations 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 penned […]

  • Jay Chou

    Vin Diesel's Fourth 'xXx' Movie Taps Asian Star Jay Chou

    Anne Hathaway is in negotiations 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 penned […]

  • Viggo Mortensen

    Will Viggo Mortensen's Racial Slur Doom His Oscar Chances?

    Anne Hathaway is in negotiations 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 penned […]

  • The Lego Movie 2

    Wacky 'Lego Movie 2' Trailer Introduces Chris Pratt as Rex Dangervest

    Anne Hathaway is in negotiations 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 penned […]

  • Jason DeruloGQ Men of the Year

    Jason Derulo Joins Idris Elba, Taylor Swift in 'Cats' Movie

    Anne Hathaway is in negotiations 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 penned […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content