By the time Hustlers comes out, it seems safe to assume every cool woman of Hollywood will have joined its cast. The list has been growing at a feverish pace—and on Wednesday, Lizzo, fresh off her album release and Coachella domination, joined the mix.
According to Deadline, Lizzo has joined previously announced cast members Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Madeline Brewer, Mercedes Ruehl, Trace Lysette, and Mette Towley. As previously reported, the film is inspired by a New York magazine article about former strippers who scam their wealthy Wall Street clients. Lizzo already provided the voice for a character named Lydia in the animated adventure film UglyDolls, which also includes stars Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas and is due out this year. Hustlers, Deadline notes, will be her live-action film debut.
From its casting announcements to its scammer-centric bent, Hustlers already sounds primed to be the perfect time capsule for our era—capturing not just our favorite aesthetics and people, but also true crime and, well, our love for a good hustle. Anna Delvey, Elizabeth Holmes, and Lori Loughlin are surely proud. If they add other names—Kristen Stewart and Billie Eilish, perhaps?—and a few musical numbers, this glorious cultural Frankenstein monster will really be good to go!
Lizzo released her first major-label studio album earlier this month, and has since launched a North American tour. Cardi Bs debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, debuted April of last year. Wu, meanwhile, starred in the blockbuster sensation Crazy Rich Asians in 2018, while Lopez starred in Second Act. (Lopez is also listed as an executive producer on Hustlers, which Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler) will helm.
Hustlers is due out September 13.
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