“Pain Hustlers” Trailer Finds Emily Blunt and Chris Evans Living the High Life

The first trailer for director David Yates’ Pain Hustlers has arrived, revealing a crime drama centered on Liza Drake (Emily Blunt), a single mother whose desperation to provide a better life for her kid lands her at a pharma startup with less-than-noble aspirations.

The trailer gives us a glimpse of Liza’s start at the startup, which operates out of a Florida strip mall and which she’s determined to dominate. Her grit and gusto make her a star in short order, but what does it mean to be a star in a criminal enterprise? The company is busy marketing a brand new opioid that is sold as relief medication for cancer patients, but the problem is it’s the very drug that will be at the dark heart of the opioid epidemic that will rock the United States, the result of ruthless greed winning out over the concern of the damage opioids are doing to millions of people, in just about every community in the country. Yet for Liza, thoughts of collateral damage are far from her mind as her rising star at the company leads to her being able to provide the kind of life for herself and her daughter she’d never imagined was possible.

Blunt’s co-stars in the film include Chris Evans, Catherine O’Hara, Andy Garcia, Jay Duplass, Chloe Coleman, and Brian d’Arcy James. Yates, the man behind the last four Harry Potter films and all three Fantastic Beasts features, directs from a script by Wells Tower.

Pain Hustlers will be making its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 11.

Check out the trailer below. Pain Hustlers hits Netflix on October 27:

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Featured image: Pain Hustlers (L-R) Chris Evans as Brenner, Andy Garcia as Neel and Emily Blunt as Liza in Pain Hustlers. Cr. Brian Douglas/Netflix © 2023.


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