Cardi B Joins Jennifer Lopez in Stripper Drama ‘Hustlers’

Cardi B and Jennifer Lopez (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Cardi B is set to make her feature film acting debut in the stripper drama Hustlers.

The Grammy-winning rapper will appear in the film alongside Jennifer Lopez and Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu, Lopez confirmed on Twitter Tuesday. Cardi B collaborated with Lopez last year on the single, Dinero.

The movie, from writer-director Lorene Scafaria, is inspired by a New York Magazine article about a group of former strip club workers who turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this dynamic group of women,” Scafaria said in a statement to Deadline. “We’re grateful to have assembled such a powerhouse cast and can’t wait to start filming at the end of the week.”

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Also joining the cast are Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), Julia Stiles (The Bourne Ultimatum) and Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King).

Former Love & Hip-Hop: New York star Cardi B has been open about her work as a stripper before launching a successful music career. The Bodak Yellow rapper’s other screen credit includes playing Mercedes on BET’s Being Mary Jane.

STX films is producing Hustlers along with Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina.