Jennifer Lopez will star in Annapurna Pictures’ movie “Hustlers,” which will be direct by Lorene Scafaria.
The film is inspired by a New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler entitled, “The Hustlers at Scores.”
The article details a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Lopez will play ringleader to the group of ambitious women.
“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,” Scafaria said.
“Men have been told they’re worth the size of their bank accounts. Women have been told they’re worth the symmetry of their faces, their bodies, their beauty and that’s what this film is based on. The rules of the club are the rules of the world.”
“There is no other actor who could embody this raw and dynamic character with such complexity, humanity and intelligence,” Scarfaria said.
“It’s always been her. She’s f-ing Jennifer Lopez.”
In addition to starring in the film, Lopez will also serve as executive producer.