New Netflix film The Last Thing He Wanted drops on Friday.
Anne Hathaway stars as a journalist in a story of the Iran–Contra affair political scandal that occurred during the second term of the Reagan Administration.
The fourth film from director / writer Dee Rees (Pariah, Bessie, Mudbound) this also stars Willem Dafoe, Ben Affleck, Rosie Perez, Edi Gathegi, Mel Rodriguez, Onata Aprile and Toby Jones.
Marco Villalobos co-wrote the script, and Cassian Elwes produced with Rees.
Adapted from the Joan Didion novel of the same title, The Last Thing He Wanted is set against the nebulous milieu of the Iran-Contra scandal. Veteran D.C. journalist Elena McMahon (Academy Award® winner Anne Hathaway) abandons the 1984 campaign trail out of a misguided sense of duty to her father, Dick McMahon (Oscar® nominee Willem Dafoe).
Guilted into running a dangerous fool’s errand on his behalf, Elena leverages the moment to pursue her own investigation but instead gets tipped into the confounding center of the very intrigue she’s trying to expose. Answers turn into questions and wrong turns lead to dead ends in this stylish political thriller as Elena becomes increasingly lost on a map of someone else’s making and the possibility of return — to home and to herself — slowly narrows.
Friday February 21 on Netflix.