Jennifer Lopez stars in a movie called Hustlers that is loosely based on “the 2015 New York Magazine article about a group of strippers who team up to con male patrons in order to survive the Great Recession,” according to THR. Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo and Cardi B stars in this highly anticipated movie as well. Directed by Lorene Scafaria, Jennifer plays Ramona Vega, the leader of this group gang of strippers that sets out to steal money to stay in business after the 2008 recession.
Coming to theaters on September 13, this movie has been praised as a movie that depicts the recession-era, but also depicts Jennifer Lopez’s acting skills again. “Scafaria’s ingenious script first lays out the basics of the world, as Destiny tries to establish herself at a strip club dominated by Ramona and flooded with dollar-bill-waving finance goons. The screenplay could have been rife with backstabbing and betrayal, but once Ramona invites Destiny to curl up in her fur coat within the first 15 minutes, the film morphs into an amped-up celebration of friendship and sisterhood in a world marginalized by polite society. Then, when the market downturn hits and the horny stockbrokers stop visiting, Ramona and Destiny devise new, illegal ways to continue making money and end up presiding over a miniature criminal empire,” wrote The Atlantic.
Critics and fans said that Jlo’s performance dancing on the pool in the movie, which she insisted on doing, and her acting is her best role yet.
“It’s very possible that she could get an Oscar nomination this year,” Joe Neumaier, a film critic and New York radio host of “The Movie Minute,” told FOX Business. “I was surprised by the movie. When movie roles capture that gritty and sort of honest part of her, those are the roles and the movies that really stand out.”
The movie is expected to earn $24 million at the box office its’ opening weekend. And not even Jlo can believe the love she is getting from this movie role.
“I was literally sitting in my bed yesterday and they were sending me all the reviews. I could not believe it,” she said. “I was crying, me and my girlfriend of 20 years were sitting there and she was trying to film me. I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ You work hard your whole life and you wonder if anybody notices in a sense, on that level, to be in that conversation. You have dreams when you’re a little girl of being [at the Oscars], you know what I mean?”