Constance Wu is far from being fresh off the boat in her new drama, Hustlers.
It opened over the weekend to better than expected box office, bringing in $33.2 million debuting in 3,250 North American theaters.
Boosted by rave reviews and stellar word of mouth, “Hustlers” beat expectations and now ranks as the best start for an STX film, along with the biggest live-action opening weekend for stars Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu.
The film, which opened over the weekend is written and directed by Lorene Scafaria and was inspired by Jessica Pressler’s 2005 New York magazine article, which followed a crew of savvy former strip club employees who banded together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
It’s a love-it-or-hate it project. The film is getting mixed reviews, but most praise the performances of J-Lo and Wu. We last saw Wu in Crazy Rich Asians, and she’s back at work on the sixth season of her hit TV series, Fresh off The Boat.
I spoke with Constance Wu during the Toronto International Film Festival about her preparation for the role and her awe of co-star Jennifer Lopez.
(To WATCH my interview with director Lorene Scarfaria click here)