Pop diva Jennifer Lopez has been roped in to star in “Hustlers”.
The film is based on a New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler titled ‘The Hustlers at Scores’, reported agencies.
The article was about a group of former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Lorene Scafaria is directing the film from a screenplay she adapted.
Annapurna and Gloria Sanchez are producing with Scafaria co-producing. Lopez and producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas will executive produce along with associate producer Alexandra Brown.
Set in New York City in the wake of the financial crisis, the film explores the toll it took on the livelihood of the dancers who relied on their Wall Street clientele.
Lopez will play the ringleader to the group of ambitious women who take their plans of getting their full cut too far.