Have you ever watched Dirty Rotten Scoundrels? The 1988 Frank Oz-directed comedy took place in the French Riviera where Steve Martin and Michael Caine played two con men competing to swindle an American heiress out of $50,000. The back and forth they engaged in to outdo each other provided for some serious laughs. This film is a remake with a female twist.
Originally titled Nasty Women, The Hustle stars Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson as two women from very different walks of life. One is a low rent scam artist and the other high class. At first, Hathaway takes Wilson in and teaches her how to be the ultimate con artist. Eventually though, they compete to take down a young tech billionaire and con him out of his fortune. But as the contest goes on, it soon becomes apparent to the women that they may have more in common than either initially thought.
Tim Blake Nelson, Alex Sharp, Ingrid Oliver and Emma Davies also star in the Chris Addison-directed comedy.
The Hustle arrives May 10. Check out the trailer below. It starts off slow, but the laughs eventually come at the end.
The Hustle Movie Trailer