What You Need To Know - August 29, 2019

The Hustle - What You Need To Know
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The Hustle - What You Need To Know

Hit 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels gets flipped on its head with The Hustle, which arrives on DVD shelves on Monday (September 2nd). Here is everything you need to know about it...

 

Who’s in it?

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson top the bill here, while Alex Sharp, Tim Blake Nelson, Emma Davies and Ingrid Oliver co-star in the movie. 

 

And who’s behind the camera?

Chris Addison, stand-up comedian and star of The Thick Of It, makes his feature film debut behind the camera on this one, while Black Widow writer Jac Schaeffer has provided the script. Wilson also acts as producer, working alongside MGM veteran Roger Birnbaum. 

 

What’s the plot?

Wilson plays Penny Rust, a small-time con artist who traps men into giving her money. On her way to the French Riviera for the first time, she meets Hathaway's refined and tricky fraudster Josephine Chesterfield. 

After an early altercation, the two decide to team up to take down Thomas Westerburg, a gullible tech millionaire. And the con is on...

 

Does it deliver?

This is a camp, silly, but hugely entertaining comedy. Wilson and Hathaway clearly had a lot of fun making this, which really comes across on screen. 

 

The Hustle is released on DVD on Monday (September 2nd). 

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