David Yateswho is most famous for directing the last four films of the Harry Potter series, directed the upcoming conspiracy drama ‘Pain Hustlers’. The film is based on the same article by Evan Hughes in 2018 which was published in New York Times Magazine and his follow-up novel in 2022- ‘The Hard Sell’.
Pain Hustlers movie cast Emily Blunt in the role of Liza Drake who is a highschool dropout and finds herself drawn into a web of criminal conspiracy after landing a job at a pharmaceutical start-up in a run-down strip mall. Chris Evans, Catherine O’Haraand Andy García they were also cast in unnamed roles. The film will arrive on October 27, 2023, on Netflix.
Following is a list of some other movies like ‘Pain Hustlers’ that you must watch if you’re waiting for the movie to come out.
5 Must-See Movies Like ‘Pain Hustlers’:
Lorene Scafaria He directed this crime comedy film which is based on Jessica Pressler’s article ‘The Hustlers at Scores’ which was published in 2015 in New York Magazine.
The film’s plot revolves around a number of strippers in New York City who steal money from CEOs and stock traders who visit the club. The crew drugs the visitors and runs their credit cards. The storyline finds reporter Elizabeth working on a story involving former stripper Destiny and her mentor and veteran stripper Ramona Vega. Other strippers on the crew are Mercedes, Annabelle, Liz, and Diamond.
Jennifer Lopez she was cast as Ramona Vega in the film while also serving as a producer. Other important cast members are Constance Wu play Destiny, Keke Palmer play Mercedes, Lili Reinhart Annabelle playing, Lizzo playing Liz, Cardi B playing Diamond, and Julia Stiles playing Elizabeth.
The film premiered on September 7, 2019, at the Toronto International Film Festival and was later released in the United States on September 13 of that year.
American Hustle (2013)-
David O. Russell directed this historical black comedy crime film that’s inspired by the FBI’s Abscam operation that took place during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The plot revolves around two concert artists that FBI agent Richie DiMaso forces to carry out an elaborate and risky operation on some corrupt politicians including the mayor of Camden and New Jersey as well. The names of these counter artists are Irving Rosenfeld and Sydney Prosser aka Lady Edith. The unpredictable Rosalyn Rosenfeld who is Irving’s wife is also a significant character.
English actor Christian Bale he played the character of Irving in the film. Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper featured Lady Edith and Richie DiMaso with Jennifer Lawrence starring as Rosalyn.
The film won a number of recognitions including three BAFTA Awards and ten nominations for the Academy Awards including the categories of Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor for Bale, Best Actress for Adams, Best Supporting Actor for Cooper , and Best Supporting Actress for Lawrence.
The film was released on December 13, 2013, in the United States.
Oliver Stone directed this biographical thriller film adapted from Luke Harding’s 2014 book ‘The Snowden Files and Anatoly Kucherena’s 2015 book ‘Time of the Octopus’.
The plot revolves around former American computer intelligence consultant and naturalized Russian named Edward Snowden who while working as an employee and subcontractor of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2013, leaked highly classified information from the NSA or from the National Security Agency.
American actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt featured the titular Snowden character in the film. The rest of the ensemble cast includes Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Rhys Ifans, Zachary Quinto, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Tom Wilkinson, Ben Schnetzer, Scott Eastwood, Timothy Olyphant, Logan Marshall-Green.
The film premiered at the San Diego Comic-con on July 21, 2016, and was later released on September 16 of that year in the United States.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)-
George Nolfi directed this romantic American sci-fi thriller film adapted from Philip K. Dick’s 1954 short story ‘Adjustment Team’. The plot revolves around a politician named David who has nearly been confirmed to win a seat in the US Senate.
But when he falls in love with a ballet dancer named Elise, things change for him. A group of mysterious men conspire against them and lead him to question whether all things are in fact what they appear.
Matt Damon shown the character of David Norris in the film together with Emily Blunt played as Elise. The film was released on March 4, 2011, in the United States.
Enemy of the State (1998)-
Tony Scott directed this political action thriller film whose plot revolves around a group of corrupt NSA agents conspiring to assassinate a member of Congress. But when a murder tape reaches an unsuspecting lawyer, a cover-up ensures that incident.
The ensemble cast of the film includes Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Gabriel Byrne, Lisa Bonet, Dan Butler, Black Jack, Loren Dean, Jake Busey, Regina King, and Barry Pepper. The film was released on November 20, 1998.