Hustlers (2019 film)

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Directed byLorene Scafaria
Produced by
Screenplay byLorene Scafaria
Based onThe Hustlers at Scores
by Jessica Pressler
CinematographyTodd Banhazl
Edited byKayla Emter
Distributed bySTX Entertainment
Release date
  • September 13, 2019 (2019-09-13) (United States)
CountryUnited States

Hustlers is an upcoming 2019 American crime comedy film written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, based upon the article The Hustlers at Scores by Jessica Pressler. The film stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, and Lili Reinhart.

It is scheduled to be released on September 13, 2019, by STX Entertainment.



In February 2016, it was announced Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay would produce the film, under their Gloria Sanchez Productions banner.[1] In May 2016, Annapurna Pictures was announced to produce, finance, and distribute the film, with Megan Ellison and Chelsea Barnard serving as producers on the film.[2] In August 2018, it was announced Jennifer Lopez would star in the film, with Lorene Scafaria directing from a screenplay she wrote.[3] In October 2018, it was announced Annapurna had dropped the film, with STX Entertainment acquiring distribution rights to the film and Constance Wu joining the cast.[4] Annapurna allegedly dropped the film after struggling to sell off the foreign distribution rights and budget concerns.[5] [6] In March 2019, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, and Mercedes Ruehl joined the cast with Mette Towley and Trace Lysette in negotiations to join as well.[7] That same month, Madeline Brewer and Frank Whaley joined the cast of the film.[8] In April 2019, Lizzo joined the cast of the film.[9] In May 2019, Usher joined the cast of the film.[10]

Filming began on March 22, 2019, in New York City.[7]


The film is scheduled to be released on September 13, 2019.[11]

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  1. ^ Ford, Rebecca (February 29, 2016). "Stripper Robin Hood Story 'The Hustlers at Scores' in the Works at Gloria Sanchez". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (May 10, 2016). "Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Megan Ellison's Annapurna Team on 'Hustlers at Scores'". Variety. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  3. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (August 6, 2018). "Jennifer Lopez To Star In 'Hustlers' From Director Lorene Scafaria & Annapurna". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Jennifer Lopez's 'Hustlers at Scores' to Exit Annapurna, Courting New Producers (EXCLUSIVE)". October 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Sperling, Nicole (October 11, 2018). "What Happens Next for Megan Ellison's Embattled Annapurna Pictures?". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 9, 2018). "STX Has Acquired Jennifer Lopez's 'Hustlers'; Constance Wu Joins Cast". Deadline. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  7. ^ a b 'Hustlers’: Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer & Julia Stiles Join Constance Wu & Jennifer Lopez In Avenging Strippers Pic
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 28, 2019). "Madeline Brewer & Frank Whaley Join Jennifer Lopez STX Strippers Pic 'Hustlers'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  9. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 24, 2019). "Lizzo Joins Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu & Cardi B In 'Hustlers'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  10. ^ Galuppo, Mia (May 24, 2019). "How Jessica Elbaum Went from Will Ferrell's Assistant to Producing 'Booksmart' and 'Dead to Me'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  11. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 15, 2019). "Jennifer Lopez-Starring 'Hustlers' Film Gets September Release Date From STX". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 15, 2019.

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