Rosie Perez Joins Dee Rees’ Netflix Drama “The Last Thing He Wanted’
Rosie Perez has joined the star studded cast of “The Last Thing He Wanted.” The film will be director Dee Rees’ follow up to the Oscar nominated “Mudbound.” The film is an adaptation of Joan Didion 1996 novel of the same name. The film will,
Center on a hardscrabble journalist, Elena McMahon (Hathaway), who inherits her father’s position as a dealmaker — an arms dealmaker. She soon finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran-Contra Affair’s arms-for-drugs plot reaches its tipping point.
Perez joins Ben Affleck, Edi Gathegi, Anne Hathaway and Toby Jones on the feature which is currently filming in Puerto Rico. The film is set to be released in 2019.
Rosa María “Rosie” Perez is an American actress, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer. Her film breakthrough was in “Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing” (1989), which she followed with “White Men Can’t Jump” (1992). Among many honors, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Fearless” (1993).
She was also nominated for three Emmy Awards for her work as a choreographer on In Living Color. In 2007, Perez starred on Broadway as Googie Gomez in a revival of “The Ritz”, and she was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award for her performance in “The Take”. Perez was a regular host on The View and in 2015 she returned to Broadway to star in “Fish in the Dark”, a play written by Larry David.
Most recently, she starred on NBC’s musical drama Rise as Tracey Wolfe. The series was canceled earlier this year, after one season.
By: Miss JohnsonP