J.Lo will portray a former stripper and act as the ringleader of a group of woman who use their inside knowledge of strip clubs in order to steal A LOT of cash from the wealthy men in Manhattan who visit them.
Other female cast members include Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, and Mercedes Ruehl.
Mette Towley and Trace Lysette are also in discussions to join the cast!
The movie will mark Cardi B's acting debut, which is exciting news for the rapper. Especially because she WAS a stripper.
The movie is adapted from a 2015 New York Magazine profile about strip club employees who used their knowldge to steal money, mostly from clients who worked on Wall Street.
Director and screenwriter Lorene Scafaria told The Hollywood Reporter that:
"The film is an empathetic look at women and men, our gender roles, what we’re valued for, what we’ve been told is our value in every movie, TV show, every corner of culture. Men have been told they're worth the size of their bank accounts. Women have been told they’re worth the symmetry of their faces, their bodies, their beauty, and that’s what this film is based on. The rules of the club are the rules of the world."
Hustlers will hopefully premiere before the end of 2019, OR at the beginning of 2020.