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Hustlers trivia: 40 facts about the new movie that has gained Oscar buzz!

Hustlers is a new movie directed by Lorene Scafaria and made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Since then it has garnered critical acclaim. So let’s dive into some unknown and facts about this new movie!

  1. Hustlers is a 2019 American crime drama film
  2. It is written and directed by Lorene Scafaria
  3. It is based on New York magazine’s 2015 article “The Hustlers at Scores” by Jessica Pressler
  4. The film stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B
  5. It follows the story of a group of strippers who begin to embezzle money from stock traders and CEOs who visit their club
  6. The film had its world premiere on September 7, 2019, at the Toronto International Film Festival
  7. And is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on September 13, 2019
  8. It will be released by STXfilms
  9. It received positive reviews from critics
  10. With particular praise for Lopez’s performance
  11. The story centers around a group of strippers in New York City
  12. Led by an ambitious single mother
  13. As they lie, steal, and hustle dozens of wealthy men when the sex industry bottoms out during the late-2000s financial crisis
  14. A journalist covering the story for a magazine interviews one of the ringleaders
  15. And tries to figure out where it all went wrong
  16. In February 2016, it was announced Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay would produce the film
  17. Under their Gloria Sanchez Productions banner
  18. In May 2016, Annapurna Pictures was announced to produce, finance, and distribute the film
  19. With Megan Ellison and Chelsea Barnard serving as producers on the film
  20. In August 2018, it was announced Jennifer Lopez would star in the film
  21. With Lorene Scafaria directing from a screenplay she wrote
  22. In October 2018, it was announced Annapurna had dropped the film
  23. With STX Entertainment acquiring distribution rights to the film and Constance Wu joining the cast
  24. Annapurna allegedly dropped the film due to budget concerns
  25. However, it was later revealed they would co-produce the film
  26. In March 2019, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, and Mercedes Ruehl joined the cast
  27. With Mette Towley and Trace Lysette in negotiations to join as well
  28. That same month, Madeline Brewer and Frank Whaley joined the cast of the film
  29. Lizzo joined the cast of the film in April 2019
  30. And Usher joined the cast in May
  31. Filming began on March 22, 2019 in New York City
  32. And wrapped on May 4, 2019
  33. The official trailer was released on July 17, 2019
  34. In the United States and Canada, Hustlers will be released alongside The Goldfinch
  35. And is projected to gross $24- 26 million in its opening weekend
  36. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 95%
  37. Based on 39 reviews
  38. With an average rating of 8.29/10
  39. The site’s critical consensus reads: “Led by a command performance from Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers is a uniquely empowering heist drama with depth and intelligence to match its striking visual appeal”
  40. On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 83 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”


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