The Last Thing He Wanted (film)

The Last Thing He Wanted is an upcoming British-American political thriller film directed by Dee Rees based on the book of the same name by Joan Didion, from a screenplay by Rees and Marco Villalobos. It stars Anne Hathaway, Willem Dafoe, Ben Affleck, Toby Jones and Rosie Perez.

The Last Thing He Wanted
Directed byDee Rees
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Dee Rees
  • Marco Villalobos
Based onThe Last Thing He Wanted
by Joan Didion
Starring
Music byTamar-kali
CinematographyBobby Bukowski
Edited byMako Kamitsuna
Production
company
  • Elevated Films
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • January 27, 2020 (2020-01-27) (Sundance)
Running time
120 minutes[1]
Country
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

It will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020.

Premise

A journalist stops her coverage of the 1984 U.S. Presidential election to care for her dying father.

Cast

Production

In September 2017, it was announced Dee Rees would direct, based upon the novel of the same name by Joan Didion, from a screenplay by Marco Villalobos. Cassian Elwes will produce the film, under his Elevated Films banner.[2] In February 2018, Anne Hathaway joined the cast of the film.[3] In June 2018, Willem Dafoe joined the cast of the film.[4] In July 2018, Ben Affleck, Toby Jones, Rosie Perez, Edi Gathegi, Mel Rodriguez and Carlos Leal joined the cast of the film.[5][6]

Filming

Principal photography began on June 14, 2018, in Puerto Rico.[7][8]

Release

In May 2018, Netflix acquired distribution rights to the film.[9] It will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020.[10]

References

  1. "The Last Thing He Wanted". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  2. Seetoodeh, Ramin (September 27, 2017). "Dee Rees to Direct Movie Adaptation of Joan Didion Novel 'The Last Thing He Wanted'". Variety. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  3. Tartaglione, Nancy (February 18, 2018). "Anne Hathaway To Star In Dee Rees' 'The Last Thing He Wanted' – Berlin". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  4. Kroll, Justin (June 1, 2018). "Willem Dafoe Joins Anne Hathaway in Dee Rees' 'The Last Thing He Wanted' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  5. N'Duka, Amanda (July 10, 2018). "Ben Affleck, Toby Jones, Rosie Perez & Edi Gathegi Round Out Cast Of Dee Rees' 'The Last Thing He Wanted'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  6. N'Duka, Amanda (July 25, 2018). "Ser'Darius Blain Cast In 'Against All Enemies'; Chris O'Shea Joins 'Modern Persuasion'; Carlos Leal In 'The Last Thing He Wanted'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  7. "Anne Hathaway films action-packed scenes for upcoming drama The Last Thing He Wanted in Puerto Rico". Daily Mail. June 20, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  8. Kate, Annita (July 3, 2018). "Anne Hathaway, is that you? The brunette beauty debuts red hair as she films a movie in Puerto Rico". Daily Mail. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  9. Kit, Borys (May 24, 2018). "Netflix Reteams With 'Mudbound' Filmmaker Dee Rees for 'The Last Thing He Wanted' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  10. Siegel, Tatiana (December 4, 2019). "Sundance Unveils Female-Powered Lineup Featuring Taylor Swift, Gloria Steinem, Abortion Road Trip Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
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