Netflix scored a major acquisition at the 2022 Cannes festival with Emily Blunt’s highly anticipated feature film, scheduled for a global release on the streaming platform in 2023. Titled “Pain Hustlers,” the movie is expected to share a similar tone to the acclaimed film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” While details are still limited,
here is a summary of the information currently available about the movie.
Pain Hustlers: After finding herself unemployed, a woman facing difficulties in raising her daughter resorts to accepting a job out of desperation. Unbeknownst to her, she starts working at a struggling pharmaceutical startup, only to discover that she has unwittingly become entangled in a perilous racketeering operation.
Initial release: October 27, 2023
Director: David Yates
Producer: Lawrence Grey
Distributed by: Netflix
Based on: “The Pain Hustlers”; by Evan Hughes
Screenplay by: Wells Tower
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Pain Hustlers Plot
“Pain Hustlers” is a film that shares a similar tone to movies like “The Big Short,” “American Hustle,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The story revolves around Liza Drake (played by Blunt), a high-school dropout who aspires to provide a better life for herself and her young daughter. In a stroke of desperation, she secures a job at a struggling pharmaceutical start-up located in a fading strip mall in Central Florida. Liza’s charisma, determination, and ambition propel both the company and herself into a world of luxury and success.
However, she soon finds herself entangled in a dangerous criminal conspiracy with grave consequences. The movie draws loose inspiration from the 2018 New York Times interactive article titled “The Pain Hustlers.” This article, written by Evan Hughes and published prior to the trial against Insys Therapeutics’ top executives, delves into the gripping story behind the company.
Pain Hustlers Cast
When the title “Pain Hustlers” was announced in May 2022, the only confirmed cast member was Emily Blunt. Blunt is set to portray the character of Liza Drake, a single mother who embarks on her own entrepreneurial journey and becomes entangled in a criminal conspiracy as her business achieves success. Blunt has gained recognition for her roles in popular films like the horror hit “A Quiet Place” and its sequel, as well as “Jungle Cruise.” Additionally, she is set to star in Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated project, “Oppenheimer.”
In the subsequent months following the initial announcement, Chris Evans, widely recognized for his portrayal of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, joined the cast of “Pain Hustlers.” Evans, who will also feature in Netflix’s upcoming film “The Gray Man,” brings his star power to the project.
- Andy Garcia (Father of the Bride, upcoming Book Club 2: The Next Chapter)
- Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek, upcoming Argylle)
- Jay Duplass (Industry, The Chair)
- Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight, West Side Story)
- Chloe Coleman (My Spy, Marry Me)