STXfilms today announced a star-studded lineup for the upcoming Hustlers, which begins shooting on March 22, 2019 in New York City. The Hustlers cast includes Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Jennifer Lopez (Second Act), Cardi B, Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook), and Mercedes Ruehl (Broadway’s Torch Song). Mette Towley (Cats) and Trace Lysette (Transparent) are also in negotiations to join the film.
The film was written and will be directed by Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World). Hustlers, which is inspired by a viral 2016 New York Magazine article, follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
“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 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 Scafaria. “We’re grateful to have assembled such a powerhouse cast and can’t wait to start filming at the end of the week.”
STXfilms is producing Hustlers alongside Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina, who previously collaborated with the studio on the 2018 romantic-comedy Second Act, as well as Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Kate Vorhoff and Catherine Hagedorn are overseeing the film’s production for the studio. STXinternational is handling international distribution and distributing directly in the U.K. and Ireland.