Hustlers - press release

CONSTANCE WU AND JENNIFER LOPEZ LEAD A POWERFUL SISTERHOOD INCLUDING JULIA STILES, KEKE PALMER, LILI REINHART AND CARDI B  
IN THE EDGY AND UNAPOLOGETIC HEIST DRAMA 

 

HUSTLERS 

 

CERTIFIED FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES! 

 

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOVEMBER 26, 2019 

4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY AND DVD DECEMBER 10, 2019 

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT  

 

THE YEAR’S BEST MOVIE – BRENNAN CARLEY, GQ 

 

Universal City, California, October 10, 2019 – Inspired by the provocative true story about a crew of former strip club employees who turn the tables on their greedy Wall Street clients, HUSTLERS arrives on Digital November 26, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand December 10, 2019 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Dazzling critics and audiences alike, the “fiercely funny” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) drama follows a band of business-savvy strippers as they unite to seek revenge in what critics are hailing as “one of the year’s best films” (Joey NolfiEntertainment Weekly). Inspired by journalist Jessica Pressler’s 2015 viral New York Magazine article “The Hustlers at Scores, HUSTLERS is filled with wildly entertaining and empowering moments from beginning to end and takes audiences behind the scenes of this inspiring real life con. 

 

“A true movie for our era” (Alison Cohen Rosa, Vanity Fair), the bold and gritty narrative is led by Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) and Jennifer Lopez (The Boy Next Door) and features an all-star supporting cast including Julia Stiles (Jason Bourne), Keke Palmer (“Berlin Station”), Lili Reinhart (“Riverdale”), Grammy Award® winner Cardi B, Billboard chart-topper Lizzo, Mette Towley (Cats), Madeline Brewer (“The Handmaid’s Tale), Trace Lysette (“Transparent”), Mercedes Ruehl (“Power”) and Wai Ching Ho (“Fresh Off the Boat”)HUSTLERS is and written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the WorldNick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), and produced by Jessica Elbaum (Booksmart, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas (Second Act) , Lopez (Second Act), Benny Medina (The Boy Next Door), Will Ferrell (Vice) and Adam McKay (Vice).  

 

HUSTLERS follows Destiny (Wu) a young stripper struggling to make ends meet. That is, until she meets Ramona (Lopez), the club’s savvy top earner, who shows her the way toward making big bucks. But when the 2008 economic collapse hits their Wall Street clientele hard, Destiny and Ramona concoct a plan with their fellow strippers to turn the tables on these greedy power players. It’s a wild, modern-day Robin Hood tale that critics are hailing as “enormously entertaining (Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post).  

 

HUSTLERS will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.  

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for 4X sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio.  
  • Blu-rayTM delivers a pristine HD picture and theater-quality surround sound. 
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away. 
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.  

 

BONUS FEATURE ON 4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD: 

  • Feature Commentary with Director Lorene Scafaria 

 

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Film Website: https://www.hustlers.movie/home/   

UPHE Website: http://uni.pictures/Hustlers  

#HustlersMovie 

 

FILMMAKERS: 

Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart and Cardi B 

Co-Producer: Lorene Scafaria 

Costume Designer: Mitchell Travers 

Edited By: Kayla M. Emter 

Production Designer: Jane Musky 

Director of Photography: Todd Banhazl 

Executive Producers: Megan Ellison, Alex Brown, Pamela Thur, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson 

Produced By: Jessica Elbaum p.g.a, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas p.g.a, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay  

Inspired by the Article Published by New York Magazine Entitled “The Hustlers at Scores” Written By: Jessica Pressler 

Written and Directed By: Lorene Scafaria 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD: 

Street Date: December 10, 2019 

Selection Number: 64210116 

Layers: BD 66 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen 

Rating: R for pervasive sexual material, drug content, language and nudity 

Language/Sound: English – Dolby Atmos, Spanish – Dolby Digital 5.1 

Video: 2160p UHD/HDR 10 

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish 

Run Time: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™: 

Street Date: December 10, 2019 

Selection Number: 64209380 

Layers: BD 50 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen 

Rating: R for pervasive sexual material, drug content, language and nudity 

Languages/Sound: English – Dolby Atmos, Spanish – Dolby Digital 5.1 

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish 

Run Time: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes  

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: 

Street Date: December 10, 2019 

Selection Number: 64209372 

Layers: DVD 9 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 

Rating: R for pervasive sexual material, drug content, language and nudity 

Languages/Sound: English and Spanish – Dolby Digital 5.1 

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish 

Run Time: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes 

 

About STX Entertainment 

STX Entertainment is a global, next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content.  It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises. 

 

The company is led by accomplished businessman and entrepreneur Robert Simonds. Investors include the global private investment firm TPG Growth; Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia's largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China's leading provider of online products and services; Liberty Global, the world’s largest distribution platform; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; New Enterprise Associates (NEA); DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others.  With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market. 

 

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