Cardi B continues to prove that she isn’t going anywhere, but up.
According to Deadline, writer-director Lorene Scafaria’s upcoming movie Hustlers is inspired by a 2016 New York Magazine article. It follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Clearly, this will be a perfect role for the Grammy-winning rapper, who we know was an exotic dancer turned reality star turned rapper…and now actress.
“We could not have asked for a more exciting or talented lineup of performers to join our cast,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms.
“STX is thrilled to reunite with Jennifer, Elaine and Benny to bring this unexpected, entertaining and often shocking story to the big screen for audiences worldwide.”
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this dynamic group of women,” added Scafaria.
“We’re grateful to have assembled such a powerhouse cast and can’t wait to start filming at the end of the week.”
Filming will begin on March 22, 2019 in New York City.
Of course, Twitter is all a buzz about this eclectic casting news:
A feature film starring Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl and Trace Lysette? TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY. BANKRUPT ME, EVEN. OMG! https://t.co/tHPoBZpbgm— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) March 19, 2019
Secure the bag Cardi! Cardi B is set to make her movie debut. #Hustlers will tell the story of former strip club workers who make a plot on their Wall Street clients. The film will star Cardi B, Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Ke Ke Palmer and more. 👀— Jaleesa Lashay Diaz 🏁 (@JaleesaLashay) March 19, 2019
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Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl & Trace Lysette starring in a movie about a team of former strip club employees who band together to take down their Wall Street clients is EXTREMELY MY SHIT. https://t.co/oOLpYitPHw pic.twitter.com/c8P6K3xKKI— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) March 19, 2019
You got my attention....and eventually coin! 😊 pic.twitter.com/TyInehW1uf— Lipstick Tomboy (@LipstikTomboy) March 19, 2019
The Bronx is really about to jump out w these two!!! From @iamcardib being hella excited w meeting @JLo for the first time, to having a song w her and now a movie!! Agh I’m so excitedd😩😍 #Hustlersmovie pic.twitter.com/ovKHR7htPm— chanelle ✨ (@jloverbby) March 19, 2019
Interesting grouping. Not sure how I feel about it. Thinking it'll be either award winning or st8 to dvd. pic.twitter.com/OjLQQL3G1c— Auntifa Davenport-Essence Hall #BLM #Kamala (@fu_yaya) March 19, 2019
So #Hustlers is basically Widows with strippers.— Yolanda Lewis 💻🍿💋 (@TheLewisEffect) March 19, 2019