On Wednesday 6 September 2023, the official Netflix YouTube account released the first official teaser for its newest original film entitled Pain Hustlers. This crime-drama genre film was directed by David Yates, the director behind the last four films in the Harry Potter series and the three Fantastic Beasts films.
The film Pain Hustlers is adapted from the book by Evan Hughes entitled Pain Hustlers: Crime and Punishment at an Opioid Startup Originally.
The film Pain Hustlers pairs two top Hollywood artists, namely actress Emily Blunt and actor Chris Evans as the main players. Actress Emily Blunt herself recently appeared in director Christopher Nolan’s hit film Oppenheimer as Kitty Oppenheimer, which aired last July.
Meanwhile, actor Chris Evans was recently involved in the Apple TV+ original film with Ana de Armas entitled Ghosted which aired last April. Not only Emily Blunt and Chris Evans, the film Pain Hustlers also stars Andiy Garcia, Catherine O’Hara, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James, and Chloe Coleman.
The film Pain Hustlers tells the story of Liza Drake (Emily Blunt) who dreams of a better life for herself and her young daughter. He then gets a job offer from Pete Brenner (Chris Evans) at a failing pharmaceutical company.
Liza’s charm, courage and hard work were able to make the company successful and make its name famous. However, Liza is caught in the vortex of a criminal conspiracy with dire consequences.
Reported by Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday (6 September 2023), the 1 minute 2 second teaser shows a picture of the greed of the sales team and executives of Zanna, the pharmaceutical company in this film.
They became greedy when the doctors at the company started prescribing painkillers to cancer patients. Blinded by money, those involved in the business began to put aside morals and compassion.
The film Pain Hustlers itself will air on Netflix on October 27 2023. Reporting from hypebeast.com on Wednesday (6 September 2023), the film Pain Hustlers will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next week on 11 September 2023. Not only that, this film will also be shown on 20 October 2023 in certain cinemas.