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Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl Board STXFilms ‘Hustlers’

Mette Towley and Trace Lysette are in negotiations to join the cast starring Constance Wu & Jennifer Lopez

Principal photography to commence on March 22, 2019 in NYC

STXfilms, a division of Robert Simonds’ global, next-generation media company STX Entertainment, today announced a star-studded lineup for the upcoming HUSTLERS starring Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) and Jennifer Lopez (Second Act, Maid in Manhattan). Music superstar Cardi B, Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook) and Mercedes Ruehl (Broadway’s Torch Song) have all come aboard the film, which was written and will be directed by Lorene Scafaria (‘The Meddler,’ Seeking a Friend for the End of the World). Mette Towley (Cats) and Trace Lysette (Transparent) are also in negotiations to join the film.

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. The film begins shooting on March 22, 2019 in NYC.

“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.

Cardi B is represented by CAA; Reinhart is represented by UTA and Anonymous Content; Palmer is represented by 3 Arts, UTA and Cari Davine at Hertz Lichtenstein & Young; Stiles is represented by Untitled Entertainment, The Gersh Agency and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern; and Ruehl is represented by Sue Leibman/Barking Dog Entertainment and Peikoff-Mahan Law Offices. Towley is represented by 3 Arts and WME and Lysette is represented by ICM Partners and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.

Wu is represented by UTA, Principal Entertainment LA and Hansen Jacobson. Lopez is represented by CAA, The Medina Co. and Hirsch Wallerstein. Scafaria is represented by UTA.

HUSTLERS is currently set for release in South Africa on the 6th of December 2019.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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