At 49 years old, Jennifer Lopez looks incredible and still knows how to move — and her next project will see her put all that working out to good use. In her new movie Hustlers, Lopez plays a stripper and entrepreneur who assembles a crew of girls to take on their corrupt, wealthy clients. Here’s everything you need to know.
Written by Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist), Hustlers is based on a true story of strippers who set their sights on their Wall Street clients in the aftermath of the financial crisis. “These Wall Street guys, you see what they did to this country?” Lopez’s character says in the trailer. “They stole from everybody. Hardworking people lost everything and not one of these douchebags went to jail.”
Described as a “modern Robin Hood story”, the full details of this fascinating case were chronicled in the 2015 New York Magazine article ‘The Hustlers at Scores’. With such interesting real-life women to draw inspiration from, we’re imagining Hustlers will be a bit like Ocean’s 8, only with more body glitter.
Jennifer Lopez stars as strip club owner Ramona, and she leads an all-star female cast including Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Julia Stiles (Riviera), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), and Stormi Maya (She’s Gotta Have It). The film also features performances by rappers Lizzo and Cardi B. Lopez reportedly threw herself into preparing for the role, even taking her fiancé Alex Rodriguez to a strip club as part of her “research.”
A trailer for the movie just dropped, showing Lopez’s character Ramona taking Constance Wu’s Destiny under her wing and recruiting her into her scheme to get even with the rich scumbags that they dance for.
The release date
Hustlers comes out on September 13.
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