Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Lili Reinhart, and more are set to star in a movie about con-artist strippers, and we could not be happier. Hustlers will be a movie based on a 2015 story by New York magazine in which (and this is a true story) a group of women strippers banded together to hustle money from their wealthy male clients who work on Wall Street.
The movie reportedly starts filming on March 22 and is set to be released next year. The movie's writer and director, Lorene Scafaria, told Deadline she was very excited to start working on the film and fans are very excited to watch.
This isn't Cardi B's first acting role, by the way. Besides being on reality TV, she once had a role on an episode of Being Mary Jane. She's always been vocal about how she used to be a stripper — and that she isn't ashamed of it — making this her perfect big-screen debut.
The only other time fans got a taste of Cardi's acting chops was on an episode of Being Mary Jane.
Back in 2017, she played a reality show star named Mercedes in a single episode of the show. Mary Jane, played by Gabrielle Union, was supposed to interview Mercedes, but she heard some comments Mercedes said about her that she didn't like. The two got into a confrontation. It went viral.
Cardi's real-life stripping experiences could contribute to the movie's accuracy.
Cardi is an open book, and why she became a stripper is no secret. When she was younger, she was living with a boyfriend who beat her. She dropped out of school and needed the income to get herself out of his mom's house. In this interview with Vlad TV, she spoke about how women are quick to move in with a boyfriend when they don't know them that well. Her experience, we hope, can help her steer the film's producers toward an even more accurate and raw representation of strippers.