*Cardi B has confirmed that she’s set to make her silver screen debut in the stripper pic “Hustlers” for STXfilms. The “Money” rapper joins a cast which includes Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, and Julia Stiles.
According to Deadline, the movie is being helmed by Lorene Scafaria, who adapted the script from Jessica Pressler’s 2016 New York Magazine article “The Hustlers at Scores.” The story centers on a group of former strip club employees that plot revenge against their wealthy Wall Street clients.
Pressler described the tale as “a modern Robin Hood story for you: a few strippers who stole from (mostly) rich, (usually) disgusting, (in their minds) pathetic men and gave to, well, themselves.”
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An excerpt from “The Hustlers at Scores” reads:
If the client Samantha reached out to expressed interest, she’d have Marsi or Karina meet him out. They’d wine and dine him, then the others would show up, and then, when he was drunk on alcohol and feminine attention, they’d steer him toward one of the clubs from which they had negotiated a lucrative percentage of his spending. Then they would proceed to run up his credit card as far as they could push it.
Of course, it didn’t always work. Sometimes they’d go through the whole performance and the guy would be too tired to go out; they would offer him drugs for extra energy, but he would be too lame to take them. In the face of such situations, Samantha had come up with the innovation that was making her rich: a special drink spiked with MDMA and ketamine.
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“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.”
“We could not have asked for a more exciting or talented lineup of performers to join our cast,” Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms, said in a statement.
Shooting is scheduled to begin March 22 in New York City. Cardi B, a former stripper, posted about her casting in “Hustlers” on Instagram. She wrote in the caption, “To a theater near you ❤️.”