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Hustlers was a hit with audiences and critics this year. So how did writer-director Lorene Scafaria get the gig? Her sizzle reel. Check it out!


From the first trailer, I was intrigued by the world Hustlers presented.



It felt like a crime movie for the 21st century, and when the movie debuted I was not disappointed. But Hustlers was not an easy get for Scafaria to direct. She had to pitch after reading the article which the movie is based on.



At the time, Scafaria told The Hollywood Reporter, “I was sent so many female-empowerment stories over that year in which people thought suddenly it was a genre. A lot of them felt really manufactured. Either the characters didn’t have to be women at all — they just changed the names — or they were doing an all-female whatever or a remake.”

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Source: No Film School