Upcoming drama on Netflix’s Pain Hustlers gets its first footage showcasing Chris Evans & Emily Blunt’s scam artists.
Pain Hustlers is a film about a subterfuge based on Evan Hughes’ New York Times Magazine article, The Pain Hustlers, and his novel The Hard Sell: Crime & Punishment at an Opioid Startup.
The movie stars Evans and Blunt, with Harry Potter franchise director David Yates guiding the production. On October 27, Pain Hustlers is set to release on Netflix.
Netflix has released a “Save The Dates” video to introduce its 2023 movie slate, which contained the first look at subterfuge drama Pain Hustlers.
The movie marks Evans’ Netflix return following The Gray Man. In the footage, Evans’ character tells Blunt, “I can take you out of here,” which appears to imply he is trying to recruit her into his scam artist schemes.
The characters can later be seen celebrating on a trading floor, assumably due to a scam gone right.
What we Know About Pain Hustlers
In the story of the Pain Hustlers, the single mother, Liza, lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical company & must turn things around with her charm and drive to change her & her daughter’s life for the better.
The movie’s tone is said to take heavy impact from similar films detailing real-life subterfuge, such as The Big Short, American Hustle, & The Wolf of Wall Street. Actors Andy García, Catherine O’Hara, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James, & Chloe Coleman round out the Netflix movie’s cast.
The real-life tale behind Pain Hustlers was initially told in the 2018 interactive article The Pain Hustlers in the New York Times Magazine.
The story described a racketeering scheme involving Insys Therapeutics, a bankrupt pharmaceutical business. Pain Hustlers, a Netflix film adaption, depicts the story of a pharmaceutical corporation with only one branded product – an addictive painkiller.
To accomplish this, the film’s crew will draw inspiration from Hughes’ article and book and the real-life trial. For star Evans, the film will be an interesting departure from his famed Captain America role.
Explained the Chris Evans’ Post-MCU Career Projects
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Evans rocketed to international fame as Steve Rogers, aka Captain America.
The actor has played Steve Rogers in over ten MCU films, including his critically acclaimed Captain America trilogy. Avengers: Endgame, released in 2019, beautifully concluded his character’s arc in the MCU, allowing the actor to explore various roles in his career.
Evans has played various roles after hanging up the shield, primarily in action films. Chris Evans’ Netflix appearance in The Gray Man and the upcoming films Red One and the Ana de Armas two-hander Ghosted assist in establishing him as a true action star.
Evans has established himself as a strong comedic actor, starring in the murder mystery Knives Out. The conspiracy drama Pain Hustlers should reveal another side to the actor’s post-MCU career.