Chris Evans will star in Netflix's 'Pain Hustlers' with Emily Blunt

Washington, D.C., USAUpdated: Jul 06, 2022, 12:12 PM IST
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Netflix won the rights to the 'Pain Hustlers' movie package at Cannes, which was pitched by The Veterans and CAA Media Finance.

Hollywood star Chris Evans is all set to join Emily Blunt in Netflix’s ‘Pain Hustlers’. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Evans is best known for playing Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, but he is expanding his career in Hollywood now that he has taken off his superhero hat. 

At Cannes, Netflix won the rights to the 'Pain Hustlers' movie package, which stars Emily Blunt and was directed by David Yates. 

Blunt plays a high school dropout who accepts a position with a failed pharmaceutical start-up in a dilapidated strip mall in Central Florida. Yates describes the film as being in the style of 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'The Big Short.'

The firm and Liza are propelled into the high life by Liza’s charm, guts, and determination. She quickly finds herself at the centre of a criminal scheme with fatal repercussions. 'Pain Hustlers’ screenplay was written by Wells Tower, and it is being made by Yates and Yvonne Walcott's Wychwood Pictures and Lawrence Grey’s Grey Matter Productions.

August is when production will begin. 'Pain Hustlers' was pitched at Cannes by The Veterans and CAA Media Finance. Deadline Hollywood first reported Evans' involvement in the film.