Jennifer Lopez leads strippers against Wall Street bankers in first 'Hustlers' trailer

Hanna Flint
Contributor
Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez star in the first Hustlers trailer (Credit: STX films)

The hustle is on for Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu.

The Hollywood stars take the lead Hustlers which tells the story of a group of savvy former strip club workers who scam their wealthy Wall Street clients.

The film is inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled “The Hustlers at Scores”, and written by Jessica Pressler, which went viral in 2015.

Fresh off the back of her Crazy Rich Asians success, Wu plays Destiny, a young woman who turns to stripping to help support her grandmother.

She meets Lopez's Ramona who gets a group of strippers together including Diamond (Cardi B), Annabelle (Lili Reinhart) and Mercedes (Keke Palmer), to steal from their rich clients and give to their poor selves.

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This modern-day Robin Hood story caught the attention of Jessica Pressler of Gloria Sanchez Productions, which is an offshoot of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions that focuses on creating female-led projects.

Pressler, along with Ferrell and McKay, produced the movie written and directed by Lorene Scafaria.

Hustlers is based on a true story (Credit: STX Films)

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McKay is known for producing stories based on real-life; he wrote and directed The Big Short and Vice which both earned critical acclaim and awars season recognition.

Scafaria most recently wrote and directed 2014's The Meddler, starring Rose Byrne and Susan Sarandon, as well as 2012's Seeking a Friend for the End of the World with Keira Knightley and Steve Carrell.

The cast also includes Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl, Trace Lysette, Mette Towley, Madeline Brewer and Frank Whaley.

Hustlers is in cinemas this September.