Emily Blunt is at the center of a criminal conspiracy in the first official trailer for Netflix’s “Pain Hustlers,” which is set to debut on the streaming service Oct. 27 after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival.
As a mother struggling to support her daughter, Liza Drake (portrayed by Blunt) seeks out a new stream of income in hopes of turning her life around. All seems to be working out well for Liza when she lands a job at a pharmaceutical start-up. However, she has no idea that the company is failing, fully-fledged illegal business, and she swiftly finds herself stuck in the middle of a racketeering scheme.
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The first trailer gives audiences a glimpse at the drama, which has been speculated to be in the vein of critically acclaimed movies like “American Hustle” and “The Big Short.” Having been introduced to Blunt’s Liza, viewers get a sneak peek at the seemingly lucrative life she’s able to live for a short period of time before the reality (and legalities) of her situation truly set in.
Blunt stars in “Pain Hustlers” alongside Chris Evans, Andy Garcia, Catherine O’Hara, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James and Chloe Coleman.
The film takes inspiration from Evan Hughes’ New York Times article of the same name, with a script written by Wells Tower. “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” director David Yates helms the film. Yates also produces via his company Wychwood Media alongside Lawrence Grey of Grey Matter Productions.
Watch the official trailer for “Pain Hustlers” below.
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