Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B Reunite for Star-Packed Stripper Drama Hustlers: Everything We Know
Lopez, 49, and Cardi B, 26, are coming together for an upcoming drama titled Hustlers, which will follow revenge-seeking strippers who band together with a group of fellow exotic dancers to scam their male Wall Street clients out of thousands of dollars, Deadline initially reported.
The pair previously worked together on the hit song “Dinero.”
While on set for the film on Sunday, which began shooting on March 22, Lopez nearly broke the internet when she shared an Instagram that showed off her fit body in a skinny pink bikini.
“I’m a hustler baby… I just want you to know,” Lopez captioned the photo, additionally name-dropping her character: “#Ramona on fire…. On set and in character.”
In addition to the two Grammy nominees, the cast will also feature several other notable stars. Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu, Riverdale‘s Lili Reinhart as well as Keke Palmer and Julia Stiles will be joining the cast.
The film, directed by Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler) and produced by STXfilms, is based on the 2015 New York Magazine article “The Hustlers At Scores” written by Jessica Pressler. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will produce the project alongside Lopez and her Second Act producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.
Regarding Lopez’s casting, Scafaria told EW in October, “There is no other actor who could embody this raw and dynamic character with such complexity, humanity and intelligence. It’s always been her. She’s f—ing Jennifer Lopez.”
While Lopez has shared some jaw-dropping looks of her role in the film, no information has come out about Cardi B’s character, but we can only expect greatness from the rapper in her film debut.
In an interview with Deadline, Scafaria expressed her excitement towards the film, saying, “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this dynamic group of women. We’re grateful to have assembled such a powerhouse cast and can’t wait to start filming at the end of the week.”
A release date for Hustlers has not yet been announced.