Published: Thu, March 21, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Cardi B to Star Alongside Jennifer Lopez in ‘Hustlers’ Movie

Cardi B to Star Alongside Jennifer Lopez in ‘Hustlers’ Movie

So far, the film has attached an incredible cast which includes Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, and Constance Wu.

In the movie, the former strip club employees join together and devise a plan to steal tens of thousands of dollars from their wealthy clientele.

Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World) is writing and directing the film which is set to start shooting March 22 in NY. J Lo will play the ringleader of the group of dancers.

Rap superstar Cardi B has been announced in a role, though it's now unclear who she'll play.

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Cardi B has previously been extremely open about her life working as a stripper before crashing into the music world with her smash hit Bodak Yellow.

The revenge story was inspired by a 2016 New York Magazine article titled "The Hustlers at Scores."

The film is written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler), who said of the project, "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 ..."

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this dynamic group of women", Scafaria says. Meanwhile, Oscar victor Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum will also produce for Gloria Sanchez Productions, and STX executives Kate Vorhoff and Catherine Hagedorn will oversee the project on behalf of the studio. "We're grateful to have assembled such a powerhouse cast and can't wait to start filming at the end of the week".

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