The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2020 (USA)

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Expected 2020
A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

Director:

Dee Rees

Writers:

Joan Didion (novel), Dee Rees (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 12 August 2018
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Cast

Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Anne Hathaway ... Elena McMahon
Ben Affleck ... Treat Morrison
Willem Dafoe ... Richard McMahon
Rosie Perez
Toby Jones
Mel Rodriguez
Edi Gathegi
Carlos Leal
Laura Niemi
Onata Aprile ... Cat McMahon
Ashae Reagan ... Embassy Guest
David Vadim ... Buck Pearson
Steve Heinz ... Reagan Entourage
Erica Askew ... Regan Entourage
Ellen Marguerite Cullivan ... Driver / Reagan Supporter / Reporter-Secretary
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A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

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Rated R for language, some violence, disturbing images and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Ben Affleck, Anne Hathaway, Willem Dafoe, & Rosie Perez have starred in a DC movie: Affleck is Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DCEU, Hathaway was Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Dafoe was Nuidis Vulko in Aquaman (2018), & Perez was Renee Montoya in Birds of Prey (2020). Affleck and Dafoe are also known for being in Marvel films: Affleck played Matt Murdock in Daredevil and Dafoe player Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in the Spider-Man Trilogy. See more »

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