The new film will follow a crew of former exotic dancers as they take on their Wall Street clients and is also set to star Julia Stiles, Constance Wu of Crazy Rich Asians, Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart and Oscar-winner Mercedes Ruehl. The STXfilms production will begin filming March 22 in New York City.
Hustlers will mark Cardi B’s feature film debut. The role seems fitting, as the Grammy Award-winner is a former exotic dancer herself. She and J. Lo also previously worked together on Lopez’s 2018 single “Dinero.” Check out the Selena actress as she preps for Hustlers below.
“We could not have asked for a more exciting or talented lineup of performers to join our cast,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. “STX is thrilled to reunite with [producers] Jennifer, Elaine and Benny to bring this unexpected, entertaining and often shocking story to the big screen for audiences worldwide.”
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this dynamic group of women,” said writer-director Lorene Scafaria. “We’re grateful to have assembled such a powerhouse cast and can’t wait to start filming at the end of the week.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.