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J. Lo and Cardi B Make Money Moves in ‘Hustlers,’ but Is the Movie Based on a True Story?

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Hustlers was penned by writer and actress Lorene Scafaria and tells the tale of a bunch of NY-based strippers who stole money from rich, Wall Street clients at the infamous Scores gentlemen's club. But how much, if any, of the movie is based on fact?

Is Hustlers based on a true story?

In fact, Hustlers actually is based on a true story. Lorene based the movie's screenplay on a New York Magazine article appropriately entitled "The Hustlers at Scores" right after the awful stock market crash of 2008. Lorene knew who she wanted for the film pretty early on, and confessed to "chasing" Cardi B for the role for quite some time.