Excitement is quite high for the true life crime tale Hustlers, which finds a group of strippers pulling off the ultimate con game. Today, STX has unleashed the first trailer, which teams Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in an All-Star cast. The movie hits theaters this fall.
STX is proud to present the first trailer for Hustlers, which was written and directed by Lorene Scafaria and stars the powerful ensemble of Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B not quite like you have ever seen them before.
Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The film is inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled “The Hustlers at Scores” written by Jessica Pressler. Producers include Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Jessica Elbaum, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
Lorene Scafaria first made a big impression as a filmmaker with the 2012 sleeper hit Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which teamed Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as a pair of mismatched individuals trying to make it through the apocalypse. She followed that up with the 2015 comedic drama The Meddler starring Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne. She has also made a few TV movies and has directed a number of New Girl episodes.
Hustlers has one of the fastest turnarounds for production this year. Shooting only began last March, with the first set photos featuring Jennifer Lopez appearing on April Fools’ Day. The production garnered quite a bit of attention as the all-star cast gathered to shoot around the New York area. Throughout April, we were treated to various set photos and video of the cast as they transformed into strippers of the highest caliber.
Riverdale star Lili Reinhart got a lot of hearts pounding when she showed off some of her pole dancing moves on Instagram, gathering a lot of attention for her provocative and surprising dark turn from The CW, even if Riverdale does deal with some pretty adult themes at times. The movie also made headlines when breakout pop star Lizzo decided to use the movie to launch her feature film career.
STX has debuted a number of photos from the movie along with the first trailer, which you can check out below. The movie will hit theaters on September 13, ushering in the first wave of Oscar season hopefuls. Will Hustlers be bringing in some big awards heat this year? It’s far too early to tell, but this looks like the exact kind of exciting endeavor that will certainly get people talking.