Jennifer Lopez to star in stripper revenge movie ‘hustlers’ for Annapurna

Jennifer Lopez has signed up to star in director Lorene Scafaria’s “Hustlers.”

The film is inspired by the Jessica Pressler article in New York Magazine titled, “The Hustlers at Scores,” which details a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Lopez will play ringleader to the group of ambitious women who take their plans of getting their full cut too far. Scafaria’s script takes place in the late aughts in New York City in the wake of the financial crisis and explores the toll it took on the livelihood of the dancers who relied on their Wall Street clientele. The story will also focus on themes of identity, loyalty, survival and control.

“The film is an empathetic look at women and men, our gender roles, what we’re valued for, what we’ve been told is our value in every movie, TV show, every corner of culture. Men have been told they’re worth the size of their bank accounts. Women have been told they’re worth the symmetry of their faces, their bodies, their beauty and that’s what this film is based on. The rules of the club are the rules of the world,” said Scafaria.

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Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 1999 MTV Movie Awards. This photo appears on page 232 in Frank Trapper's RED CARPET book. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - 1994: Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez poses for a portrait circa 1994 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 18: Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez poses for a portrait as she attends the 'Mi Vida Loca' Hollywood Premiere on July 18, 1994 at Pacific's Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
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297633 11: Jennifer Lopez attends the 69th Annual Academy Awards ceremony March 24, 1997 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Russell Einhorn/Liaison)
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WESTWOOD,CA - JUNE 30: Actress Jennifer Lopez attends the 'Armageddon' Westwood Premiere on June 30, 1998 at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Singer/Actress Jennifer Lopez autographs copies of her debut album 'On the 6' on June 4, 1999 at Wherehouse Music in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 23: Actress Jennifer Lopez, wearing Harry Winston jewelry, attends the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on March 23, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 27: Actress Jennifer Lopez attends the premiere of Revolution Studios' and Columbia Pictures' film 'Gigli' at the Mann National Theatre July 27, 2003 in Westwood, California. 'Gigli' opens nationwide on August 1, 2003. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez at the 2006 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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Beverly Hills, UNITED STATES: Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez poses 15 January 2007 at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 31: Actress/producer Jennifer Lopez arrives to the premiere of 'El Cantante' at the Director?s Guild of America Theatre on July 31, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08: Jennifer Lopez attends the Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the NY State Armory on September 8, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
TOKYO - MARCH 29: Singer/ actress Jennifer Lopez attends the special event promoting Japanese bag maker Samantha Thavasa's new bag collection at Marui City Shibuya on March 29, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/ WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Jennifer Lopez attends the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 20: Actress Jennifer Lopez attends Scott Barnes' 'About Face' book launch party at Provocateur at The Hotel Gansevoort on January 20, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Kohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Singer Jennifer Lopez poses in the press room during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - APRIL 21: Jennifer Lopez arrives at the CBS Films' Premiere of 'The Back-up Plan' at the Regency Village Theater on April 21, 2010 in Westwood, California (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Jennifer Lopez arrives at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap on May 20, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/FilmMagic)
Singer Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 03: Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez arrives to a taping of 'Extra' at The Grove on March 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Extra)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez arrives for an evening at the Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace on September 24, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are seen leaving a hotel on October 23, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by JJ/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: Jennifer Lopez seen leaving the Ladurée shop at Harrods on October 24, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Jennifer Lopez attends Viva Movil By Jennifer Lopez Flagship Store Opening at Viva Movil on July 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Singer Jennifer Lopez attends the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 18: Jennifer Lopez arrives at the The PEOPLE Magazine Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actress Jennifer Lopez attends the Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection presentation at Milk Studios on February 20, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30:Jennifer Lopez backstage at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center on April 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Donatella Versace and Jennifer Lopez attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Jennifer Lopez seen on the streets of Manhattan on March 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Entertainer Jennifer Lopez poses with an award in the press room during the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Executive producer/judge Jennifer Lopez of 'World Of Dance' arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at the Beverly Hilton, on March 20, 2017 Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Jennifer Lopez attends NBC's 'World of Dance' celebration at Delilah on September 19, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Jennifer Lopez is seen on set of 'Second Act' on October 25, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Jennifer Lopez seen on location for 'Second Act' in Woodside on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Jennifer Lopez and daughter Emme Anthony seen on December 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
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Singer Jennifer Lopez wears a dress by Elie Saab as she arrives at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES TAGS:ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
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