“The Hustle”: See “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” with a Twist

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The Hustle photo Christian Black Courtesy MGM

If we learned anything from Paul Feig’s daringly quirky remake of Ghostbusters, it’s that nothing brings out the worst in internet trolls like a female-centric reimagining of a classic comedy.

So it seems daring, indeed, that MGM would roll the dice on giving a similar twist to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels — the beloved 1988 film that saw Michael Caine and Steve Martin playing con men on the French Riviera. This new film, The Hustle (originally called Nasty Women) has a decided air of female empowerment. It features Anne Hathaway stepping into the Caine role of a higher-end con artist, while Rebel Wilson steps into Martin’s broader comedic shoes.

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LGBTQ fans should note that Hathaway has been a tireless and vocal supporter of the gay community (including her openly gay brother), and Rebel Wilson recently insisted that her gay BFF in rom-com Isn’t It Romantic be played by *gasp* an actual gay actor. Get hustled May 10. mgm.com

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Last modified: April 26, 2019