“Hustlers” Director is “Trying” to Adapt the Film For the Stage

Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Constance Wu, and Lili Reinhart in "Hustlers"

Hustlers could be heading to Broadway. 

Hustlers filmmaker Lorene Scafaria says she’s currently attempting to adapt her film for the stage. Scafaria revealed the news to Variety on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday night. “We’re just starting,” the 41-year-old director told the outlet. “I said it to them a few months ago that I thought it would be a good idea, that’s all. Who knows. I’m trying to develop it for the stage!”

The film followed a tight-knit clan of strip club employees — Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lizzo, Keke Palmer, and Lili Reinhart, who scam money from their rich Wall Street clients amid the 2008 financial crisis. 

Back in December Lopez told Extra that a Broadway adaptation would “be amazing.”

“It really lends itself to a Broadway show, and to a live-performance show,” she told Extra. “I don’t know that I would do it. I would produce it, for sure. I don’t know. Maybe. You never know with me.”