Ben Affleck has joined Anne Hathaway in the cast of Dee Rees’ new . Affleck also recently reportedly signed on for The Has-Been, a drama that would reunite him with The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor. The actor and O’Connor have also been trying to launch a sequel to The Accountant, the hit 2016 film starring Affleck as a math genius action hero. As for Affleck’s continued association with the DCEU’s Batman, that situation is very much up in the air after reports that Matt Reeves’ The Batman may reboot the character with a younger Caped Crusader.
Affleck and Anne Hathaway have never worked together before, but they do have something of a connection via Batman, with Hathaway having played Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises before Affleck took on the role of Gotham’s favorite superhero. For director Dee Rees, the political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted sees her once again drawing upon the past for inspiration after her Depression-era drama Mudbound, which went on to nab three Oscar nominations including a Best Adapted Screenplay nod for Rees and co-writer Virgil Williams. Rees’ latest sounds like another potentially strong Oscar play for Netflix as they seek further awards season legitimacy.