Cardi B gave fans a few sneak peeks of her on the set of Hustlers. We didn’t have much to go off outside of the pictures Cardi and Lopez shared from time to time. Today, we finally get the first official “Hustlers” trailer courtesy of STX Entertainment. In addition to Cardi B, the film stars Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Lizzo, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, and Lili Reinhart. The movie is reportedly based on a piece done by Jessica Pressler for New York Magazine. The piece tells the story of a group of strippers who capitalize on the wealth of their Wall Street clients. The 2015 article‘s title includes: “Here’s 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.”
At the beginning of the trailer, we see Jennifer Lopez’s character teaching a dancer how to work a stripper pole. As the trailer moves along, we see that Lopez’s character is the ringleader. She convinces a group of women to take advantage of their Wall Street clients. Firstly, by getting them drunk and taking their bank cards to charge massive stripper related service prices and fees.
Director, Lorene Scafaria, spoke with Vulture and stated that Lopez was dedicated to her role. She trained round the clock to make sure that her moves were believable. Lopez also took trips to different clubs.
“She’s obviously such an unbelievable dancer, but she trained so hard-core for this. Pole dancing is not like anything else. It required muscles you don’t know you have. So we did treat it a little bit like a sports movie in that way. She and Alex went and visited a strip club, and she was able to give me some…insights.”
Be sure to catch Hustlers when it hits theaters on September 13. You can watch the official Hustlers trailer above. For other related entertainment news, The Latest Trailer For ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Introduces Damon Herriman as Charles Manson.