'Hustlers': Cardi B lands first movie role, alongside JLo and Constance Wu in flick about strippers
JLo took to Instagram to announce the 'Crazy Rich Asians' star and 'Please Me' rapper, will co-star with her in the upcoming film 'Hustlers'
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Cardi B has just booked her first major film role with 'Hustlers,' and JLo took to Instagram to make this major announcement. "It’s official! Constance Wu and Cardi B are joining me in @HustlersMovie – coming soon to theaters!" the 'I'm Into You,' songstress posted on Instagram sealing the news with a black heart and the hashtag, #HustlersMovie.
The 'Bodak Yellow,' rapper had earlier collaborated with Jennifer Lopez on the song 'Dinero.' In addition to Cardi, Constance Wu and Lopez; Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Oscar-winner Mercedes Ruehl, Mette Towley, and Trace Lysette, are in negotiations to join the film.
Inspired by true events, the film follows a group of former strip club employees, who take revenge on their Wall Street clients by maxing out their credit cards. 'Hustlers' is being written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler), who said in a statement: "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." Filming is expected to begin March 22, in New York City.
Earlier, Lopez's fiancé Alex Rodriguez posted a video of the actor and singer getting ready for her role in the film. STXfilms is producing the flick, alongside Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina (who previously collaborated with STX on the 2018 rom-com 'Second Act') as well as Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum for Gloria Sanchez Productions.
"We could not have asked for a more exciting or talented lineup of performers to join our cast," said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms to Deadline. "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."