The Hustle is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Chris Addison.
MGM on Monday, April 22, 2019 released the trailer:
THE HUSTLE | Official Trailer 2 | MGM.
Penny has been a small-time con artist who traps men into giving her money, whereas Josephine is a sophisticated con artist who cons the world's richest men out of their money. The two con artists meet on their way to the French Riviera for the first time. However, Penny gets arrested, after which Josephine pays her bail and advises Penny to leave the country. Penny finds out she was conned by Josephine but begs her to teach Penny her ways. Josephine and Penny execute a complicated con act against multiple rich men called the Lord of the Rings, stealing engagement rings. The plan works at the beginning, but after a while, Josephine refuses to pay Penny because she's an apprentice. Penny and Josephine wager Penny's entire networth of $500,000 using billionaire Thomas Westerburg, the creator of a tech app called YaBurnt, as their victim. Penny initially gains the upper hand by pretending to be blind, something that Thomas could relate to because his grandmother was also blind. Josephine, however, pretends to be a prominent eye doctor to "treat" Penny using unorthodox methods as a ruse to get close to Thomas. Penny uses sympathy gained by a few women at the club to ambush Josephine in the bathroom while she spends alone time with Thomas, but she learns that Thomas is not a billionaire and that he intends to use the last amount of money he has for her instead. She tells Josephine that the wager is off, obviously having developed some feelings for him. Josephine changes the wager of stealing Thomas' money to stealing his feelings instead. To hold her up, Josephine tells the women Penny lied about being blind and they superglue her hand to the wall.
Principal photography began during mid-September 2017 at both Pinewood Studios and Shepperton Studios in the UK, with filming also taking place at the Farnborough Airport.
The film The Hustle was scheduled to be released on May 9, 2019 (Germany) and on May 10, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom) by United Artists Releasing (US), United Artists Corporation, B&H Film Distribution, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Cineforum, Eagle Pictures, Filmagic Entertainment, Forum Cinemas, Forum Film Bulgaria, Forum Film Poland, Forum Film Slovakia, Forum Films, Forum Hungary, Karantanija Cinemas, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), SF Film, SF Norge A/S, Svensk Filmindustri (SF), Times Media Films, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE).
The duration of the film is 94 minutes. With a budget of $21 million, the film grossed over $95 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
The Hustle got low rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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