Anne Hathaway in talks to star in political thriller 'The Last Thing He Wanted'

By Wade Sheridan  |  Feb. 19, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in a film adaptation of author Joan Didion's 1996 political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted from Mudbound director Dee Rees.

The actress is in negotiations to portray lead Elena McMahon, a journalist who finds herself in the dangerous world of arms dealing, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Cassian Elwes, who worked with Rees on Mudbound, is producing the project with a script by Marco Villalobos, Variety reported. Mudbound has earned four Academy Award nominations including one for Rees for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Last Thing He Wanted is in pre-production with no set release date.

Hathaway was last seen in Colossal and will star opposite Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Helena Bonham-Carter in Oceans 8, due in theaters on June 8. She is also set to star in a live-action Barbie film set for release on May 8, 2020.

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