The fictional story comes from the New York Times article and the subsequent nonfiction book by Evan Hughes and has been described as “American greed told on a grand scale.”
Blunt, known for her other roles in The Devil Wears Prada and A Quiet Place with her husband John Krasinski, recently announced she was taking a break from acting.
“I’m not working this year. I worked quite a bit last year and my oldest baby is nine, so we’re in the last single digit year,” the actress explained on an episode of iHeart’s Table for Two podcast.
Incredibly ready for Emily Blunt in Pain Hustlers. October 27th! pic.twitter.com/ht4dtIGEDW
– Netflix (@netflix) October 18, 2023
“And I just feel [like] There are cornerstones of their day that are so important when they are little.”
What is Pain Hustlers on Netflix about?
Netflix said: “Pain Hustlers is the story of a troubled single mother (Emily Blunt) who loses her job and takes a new position at a failing pharmaceutical start-up.
“Things become much more complicated than she expected as the company becomes involved in a fraud case and the job becomes much more dangerous.”
BAFTA Award-winning filmmaker David Yates and acclaimed short fiction writer Wells Tower co-created the film, which also features famous faces from Schitt’s Creek, Mamma Mia!, Beetlejuice and West Side Story.
Full cast list announced for Pain Hustlers on Netflix
- Emily Blunt as Liza Drake
- Chris Evans as Pete Brenner
- Andy Garcia as Dr. Jack Neel
- Catherine O’Hara as Jackie Drake
- Brian d’Arcy James as Dr. Nathan Lydell
- Chloe Coleman as Phoebe Drake
- Jay Duplass as Brent Larkin
Director Yates commented on the character of Pete Brenner: “Everything in Pete’s life is transactional.”
“It’s all about sales. He has no real deep connections with anyone beyond the idea of hitting the right numbers.
“So he’s superficial, but also vulnerable. It’s also very entertaining because it’s completely unfiltered – loud, brash, profane.”
You can read more about each character’s profile Here.
Is Pain Hustlers available on Netflix?
“Pain Hustlers” will be available to stream on Netflix starting October 27th.
However, there will be a limited release in the UK in select cinemas on October 20th.