The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

When a corporation comes to a Southern town to bulldoze an historic African American neighborhood, there is a confrontation between a former sheriff with past sins and an ex-civil rights worker whose brother was murdered 40 years before.

Genre – Drama, Thriller

Director(s) – Dee Reese

Book – Joan Didion

Screenplay – Macro Villalobos

Executive Producer(s) – Walter Josten, Wayne Marc Godfrey

Producer(s) – Cassian Elwes, Dee Reese, Luillo Ruiz

Cast – Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe, Rosie Perez

Release Date –  2020

Synopsis – 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. THE LAST THING HE WANTED is a Netflix film that Walter Josten executive produced. It stars Anne Hathaway, Willem Dafoe, Ben Affleck, and Rosie Perez and was produced by Cassian Elwes, and directed and co-written by Dee Rees, who helmed (MUDBOUND). Based on a Joan Didion novel, it’s the tale of a woman who becomes an arms dealer. It was filmed summer of 2018 in Puerto Rico and will be released soon. Marco Villalobos co-scripts.

Blue Rider Aids Puerto Rico Fundraising Effort

Blue Rider has joined other film companies in Puerto Rico Film Friends Relief, which has raised money for the hurricane–battered island. Walter Josten and Luillo Ruiz of Pimienta Films have assembled an extended motion picture family via seven major feature films on the island including: REPLICAS starring Keanu Reeves; IMPRISONED with Laurence Fishburne, Juan Pablo Raba, Juana Acosta and Edward James Olmos; SPEED KILLS headlined by John Travolta; ANA featuring Andy Garcia, Dafne Keen, and Jeanne Tripplehorn; DRIVEN with Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, Corey Stoll, and Judy Greer, directed by Nick Hamm; PRIMAL with Nicolas Cage, and THE LAST THING HE WANTED with Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willam Dafoe, and Rosie Perez, directed by Dee Reese.

Keanu Reeves, Garcia and Travolta have been especially instrumental in raising funds for Puerto Rico. Six months after the hurricanes, which killed 60 people, 16% of the island, 200,000 homes and businesses, still lack electricity. This is the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in 89 years. Links: Internet Movie Database page