'Mudbound' writer-director Dee Rees to helm 'Last Thing He Wanted'

By Karen Butler  |  May 25, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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May 25 (UPI) -- Dee Rees will co-write, direct and produce a film based on Joan Didion's 1996 novel The Last Thing He Wanted.

The movie will star Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway as a journalist caught up in the Iran Contra Affair.

Rees was nominated for an Oscar this year for co-writing Netflix's Mudbound. The Last Thing He Wanted reunites Rees with the streaming service and producer Cassian Elwes.

"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," Scott Stuber, head of Netflix's film group, said in a statement Thursday.

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