What is Pain Hustlers about? Here’s the official synopsis:
Liza Drake (Emily Blunt) is a blue-collar single mom who has just lost her job and is at the end of her rope. A chance meeting with pharmaceutical sales rep Pete Brenner (Chris Evans) puts her on an upwards trajectory economically but dubious path ethically as she becomes entangled in a dangerous racketeering scheme. Dealing with her increasingly unhinged boss (Andy Garcia), the worsening medical condition of her daughter (Chloe Coleman), and a growing awareness of the devastation the company is causing forces Liza to examine her choices. Pain Hustlers is a sharp and revealing look at what some people do out of desperation and others do out of greed.
What directed and wrote Pain Hustlers? And is it a true story?
The film is directed by David Yates, known for the last four Harry Potter films and the three Fantastic Beasts films. The screenplay was written by Wells Tower, adapting the 2022 book The Hard Sell: Crime and Punishment at an Opioid Startup by writer Evan Hughes and his previous true-story 2018 New York Times Magazine article, “The Pain Hustlers,” which you can read in full RIGHT HERE.
Who stars in Pain Hustlers?
Apart from Emily Blunt and Chris Evans as leads, the film also stars Catherine O’Hara, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James, Andy Garcia, and Chloe Coleman.
Does Pain Hustlers have a release date?
The film will be streaming on Netflix from October 27th.