Deadline is reporting that music star Cardi B is set to make her feature acting debut in STX Films’ stripper revenge movie Hustlers, joining the cast of the film alongside Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), and Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook).
The new additions join the previously announced Jennifer Lopez (Second Act), Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) and Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King), while Trace Lysette (Transparent) and Mette Towley (Cats) are also in talks for the film.
Hustlers is being written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler) and “follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.”
“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 writer-director Scafaria. “We’re grateful to have assembled such a powerhouse cast and can’t wait to start filming at the end of the week.”