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J Lo, Lizzo, Cardi B and Constance Wu Star in the First Trailer for New Comedy 'Hustlers'

The star-studded flick is based on a true story about swindling strippers.
By Sarah Ward
July 17, 2019
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J Lo, Lizzo, Cardi B and Constance Wu Star in the First Trailer for New Comedy 'Hustlers'

The star-studded flick is based on a true story about swindling strippers.
By Sarah Ward
July 17, 2019
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Stealing from the rich isn't just the domain of Robin Hood. In Hustlers, it's exactly what a group of strip club employees decide to do, too. Fed up with putting up with wealthy, lecherous Wall Street types who happily rip off everyone they can, including ordinary hard-working folk, the gang of gals hatch a plan to even the score. And, they know that if they ring up extra charges on their clientele's credit cards, the fleeced men are highly unlikely to report it.

It's the type of tale that can only be true, with Hustlers based on an article on The Cut about the real-life ladies who started swindling white-collar crooks between dances. It's also the kind of story that needs a killer cast to bring it to life, so the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Constance Wu, Cardi B and Lizzo are doing the honours.

As written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, The Meddler), the film's stacked roster of stars also includes Riverdale's Lili Reinhart, Scream: The TV Series' Keke Palmer, The Handmaid's Tale's Madeline Brewer, Parks and Recreation's Jon Glaser, and Luke Cage's Frank Whaley. Oh, and Usher.

Check out the trailer below — which, fittingly, is set to Cardi B's 'Money':

Hustlers releases in Australian cinemas on October 10.

Published on July 17, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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