‘Mudbound’ Helmer Dee Rees To Adapt Joan Didion’s ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’ Book

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Dee Rees, whose much buzzed-about film Mudbound will be available to stream on Netflix in November, has signed on to direct the film adaptation of Joan Didion’s 1996 best-selling political thriller The Last Thing He WantedCassian Elwes of Elevated, a producer on Mudbound, optioned the book last year to develop it in partnership with Rees. The story follows a Washington Post journalist who is thrown unexpectedly into the dangerous world of arms dealing. Marco Villalobos…