Jennifer Lopez is set to star in Lorene Scafaria’s new film Hustlers. The film is inspired by an article contributed to the New York Magazine titled “The Hustlers at Scores” written by journalist Jessica Pressler that gives insight on former strip club employees who work together to turn on their Wall Street Clients.
Lopez will be the leader of the employees whose aim to win over their Wall Street counterparts goes extreme. The story will occur in a financially burdened New York City, where the dancers feel the impact the crisis has on their clients.
“The film is an empathetic look at women and men, our gender roles, what we’re valued for, what we’ve been told is our value in every movie, TV show, every corner of culture,” Scafaria said. “Men have been told they’re worth the size of their bank accounts. Women have been told they’re worth the symmetry of their faces, their bodies, their beauty and that’s what this film is based on. The rules of the club are the rules of the world.
“There is no other actor who could embody this raw and dynamic character with such complexity, humanity and intelligence. It’s always been her. She’s fucking Jennifer Lopez.” Scafaria added.
Before JLo takes the screen for the film, she will take the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards where she will be honored with this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.