AceShowbiz - The first official trailer of Jennifer Lopez's new movie "Hustlers" is here for fans' viewing pleasure. First teased on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" before the full trailer arrives on early Wednesday, July 17, the video opens with Lopez's Ramona giving Constance Wu's Destiny a pole dancing lesson.
The sneak peek highlights Destiny's struggle to make a living for her family. "I just want to take care of my grandma," says the new stripper. "Maybe go shopping once in a while." Ramona then shares her childhood dream to work with animals, joking that she "was close" to it.
Ramona, seemingly harboring grudge against Wall Street guys, gathers her stripper friends and masterminds a heist. "The game is rigged, and it does not reward people who play by the rules," says the ringleader. "It's like robbing a bank, except you've got the keys."
Using their charm and seduction, the ladies scam their way up the social rank. One time, things go wrong as a guy seems to pass out and get injured after falling onto a glass table, but Destiny's brilliant acting makes her get away with it so smoothly.
The ladies are celebrating their successful plans and spending their easy money, until police get noticed of their illegal activities and begin trailing them. Toward the end of the video, Ramona gets busted while withdrawing some money at ATM.
Inspired by a 2016 New York Magazine article "The Hustlers at Scores" by Jessica Pressler, "Hustlers" follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. It's directed and written by Lorene Scafaria, with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay producing along with Jessica Elbaum.