In 1964 Marlon Brando and David Niven starred as a pair of comedic con artists in Bedtime Tales. In 1988, Steve Martin and Michael Caine took on the roles for the comedy Soiled Rotten Scoundrels. Now, it is time for the ladies to have a flip. The Hustle is latest model of the con-comedy, however this time the leads will likely be performed by ladies who prey on males as their marks. Anne Hathaway will play the wealthy and cultured con artist who takes Insurgent Wilson beneath her wing. The primary trailer is now right here, test it out beneath.
Based mostly on the trailer for The Hustle, the fundamental setup of our story would be the similar. Anne Hathaway watches Insurgent Wilson get a free meal out of a rube on a prepare, and appears impressed by her, even when she is a bit tough across the edges. Insurgent Wilson realizes that she’s been promoting herself quick when she sees the wealth that Hathaway’s character has been in a position to receive. Wilson then turns into the accomplice in addition to the scholar and the pair start to work collectively to con the wealthy males who’re so simply taken benefit of.
The gender flipped remake has turn out to be fashionable in Hollywood in recent times, particularly inside comedy. We noticed What Males Need get launched simply this previous weekend. The technique has had blended outcomes general however the thought of remaking this explicit idea with ladies actually seems to be prefer it may work.
The trailer suggests that ladies make higher con artists as a result of males all assume they should be smarter. With that as a premise, The Hustle seems to be to not merely be utilizing feminine leads, however actually utilizing the truth that the leads are feminine to inform a special model of the story that would solely be finished with the genders reversed.
Insurgent Wilson seems to be to be taking part in her ordinary, over-the-top, robust on bodily comedy, kind of character. With Anne Hathaway as a straight lady, who will be completely humorous in her personal method, this seems to be like a fantastic pairing.
One facet of the acquainted story that we do not see within the trailer is the tip. In each Bedtime Tales and Soiled Rotten Scoundrels the 2 con artists find yourself competing with one another after the scholar rebels in opposition to the grasp. There isn’t any trace of that right here, and no actual purpose to cover it since we have seen this story earlier than. The trailer even ends with a “soiled rotten” reference simply ensure all people is aware of that similarities to Soiled Rotten Scoundrels are completely intentional.
It may imply that The Hustle might be going off in a special path than its predecessors. Maybe the pair will get in over their heads, and should discover a method out, collectively, fairly than moving into battle with one another. We’ll discover out when the film arrives in theaters Could 10.