Before she was dropping hit song after hit song, Cardi B was dropping it like it was hot at Brooklyn renowned strip club, Club Love & Lust. The 26-year-old rapper is returning to her exotic dancing roots for her feature film debut. Deadline reports, she’s signed on to appear in Hustlers co-starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu.
Inspired by a 2016 New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Also on board are Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook) and Oscar-winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King). Mette Towley (Cats) and Trace Lysette (Transparent) are in negotiations to join the film, according to Deadline.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this dynamic group of women,” said Writer-director Lorene Scafaria. “We’re grateful to have assembled such a powerhouse cast and can’t wait to start filming at the end of the week.”
Hustlers is a reunion of sorts for Cardi and J. Lo. They previously worked together on the track “Dinero.”
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