Ben Affleck to Star in Netflix’s ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’6 months ago by Adrianna Codispoti in Movie News, FILMS
Ben Affleck joins forces with Anne Hathaway in the new Netflix film ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’. The film will be directed by Dee Rees who also directed Oscar-nominated Netflix film, ‘Mudbound’.
The film will be based on a Joan Didion’s novel about journalist Elena McMahon, played by Anne Hathaway. Elena leaves her job at the ‘Washington Post’ to care for her dying father and finds her self taking on his role as an arms dealer for a secret government agency.
Details on Affleck’s character have not been revealed but it is assumed that he will be playing Treat Morrison, a government official who is investigating Elena but is also romantically interested in her. Elena’s father will be played by Willem Dafoe. Toby Jones, Rosie Perez, and Edi Gathegi have also joined the cast.
This is Ben Affleck’s second time starring as a Netflix lead as he will also be starring in ‘Triple Frontier’ with Oscar Isaac and Charlie Hunnam.
This will be Affleck and Hathaway’s first time working together.