Chris Evans, known for playing Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will co-star alongside Emily Blunt in Netflix’s upcoming feature Pain Hustlers. The movie, described by director David Yates as reminiscent of American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, and The Big Short, centers around Liza Drake (Blunt), a high school dropout who strives to create a better future for her and her young daughter. “Liz lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical startup in a yellowing strip mall in Central Florida. Her charm, guts and drive catapult the company and her into the high life, where she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences,” reads the synopsis.
Previously, Netflix closed a $50-million-plus deal with the Cannes Film Festival for the worldwide rights to Pain Hustlers.
The release date is still unknown, but shooting is expected to begin this August.