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In Hustlers , Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu play a pair of savvy New York City strippers who hatch a criminal plot to turn profits after the financial crash. The plan? The movie was written by Lorene Scafaria and inspired by two real-life hustlers profiled by Jessica Pressler in a feature for New York magazine. Her body was Jessica Rabbit curvy, her lips Angelina Jolie puffy; her hair, which concealed tattoos of a cascade of stars running down her neck, was Cleopatra black. Buried within this ultrafeminine package was a mercenary streak worthy of Gordon Gekko.
The plot follows a crew of strippers in New York City who begin to steal money by drugging stock traders and CEOs who visit their club, then running up their credit cards. First announced in February , the film was originally set to be financed and distributed by Annapurna Pictures. But amid financial trouble, Annapurna dropped the rights in October