Cardi B And Jennifer Lopez To Star In Movie About A Team Of Strippers
When New York Magazine's The Cut posted an article in 2015 about a team of strippers who grouped together against guys on Wall Street to get rich, it caused quite a stir.
The story was intense, enthralling, interesting and outrageous. Now, it's being made into a movie called Hustlers and the cast list is all those words as well.
Deadline reports that recent Grammy award winner Cardi B will join the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You) and Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King).
That is one hell of a cast.
Cardi B has been open about her past as a stripper; the profession she had before she went into the music industry.
The 'Bodak Yellow' rapper says she went into stripping after being fired from her job at a supermarket as a way to escape domestic violence.
"Just because somebody was a stripper don't mean they don't have no brain," she told Cosmopolitan.
"People say, 'Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it.' Because y'all don't respect me because of it, and y'all going to respect these strippers from now on."
Hustlers begins filming in two days but no release date has been set. It's likely to be mainly based on the article from New York Magazine's The Cut.
It's a wild read if you have time, but one big excerpt should give you a decent idea of what the film will be about.
"The market collapse in 2008 had left half of Wall Street unemployed, and the mood was such that the other half was staying as far from the Champagne Room as possible. The dancers, too, were all new, [Rosie] found when she got on the floor.
"Then she saw a familiar face. Samantha Foxx wasn't dancing anymore, but she was still at the clubs every night, running a crew of dark-haired minions who would pick men up and bring them into the clubs.
"Samantha called this, rather grandly, 'marketing,' although it is generally known as 'fishing' and not seen as something one could make a career out of. But Samantha seemed to be doing extraordinarily well, Rosie observed, as she watched them clicking in and out of the Champagne Room, red soles flashing.
"Samantha had found some kind of loophole, where 'I can get paid and not have to actually have sex.' "
Sounds like one hell of a ride.
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