Chris Evans and Emily Blunt in Netflix's "Pain Hustlers"

Chris Evans and Emily Blunt in Netflix’s “Pain Hustlers”

Netflix’s recently bought the rights of “Pain Hustlers” from the Cannes market for 50 million dollars. Netflix is trying to expand its original content department. Also, the streaming platform has increased its budget for its Netflix originals department from 13.6 billion dollars last year to 18.9 billion dollars this year.

David Yates will direct the upcoming movie. The director is known for directing four Harry Potter movies and the Fantastic Beasts movies. According to the director “the movie was too good of an opportunity to pass up. He also revealed, “they asked me to stay, and I said yes. And they asked me to stay and I said yes again…I didn’t want to be the bloke who made the two in the middle”

The movie was produced by “Grey Matter production” owned by Lawrence Grey.

Pain Hustlers


Pain Hustlers is based on the New York Times article of the same name. Evan Hughes wrote the article in 2018. According to the author’s website the article “The Pain Hustlers,” is a feature about the Insys Therapeutics story, published in May 2018, before the case against the company’s top executives went to trial.”

The movie is similar to the movies like “The Wolf of the wall street”, “The Big Short” and “American Hustle”. According to Deadline, the plot of the movie is;

The film centers on Liza Drake (Blunt), a high-school dropout dreaming of a better life for her and her young daughter, who lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical start-up in a yellowing strip mall in Central Florida. Liza’s charm, guts, and drive catapult the company and her into the high life, where she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences.

Pain Hustlers Release Date

The production of Pain Hustlers started in August this year. Also, the movie is still in the early stages of development. The movie will hit Netflix by the end of 2023. The filming of the movie will start in October 2022.


Emily Blunt will play the lead role in the movie. Blunt will play a lawyer, who starts her own company and gets stuck in a criminal conspiracy. Blunt is famous for “A quiet place”, “Devil wears Prada”, “Edge of Tomorrow” and the upcoming movie “Oppenheimer”.

Chris Evans is also in the movie. However, the information about his role is still under wraps. Evans is famous for playing “Captain America” in MCU. The MCU actor also did a couple of movies with Netflix.

Other cast members include:

  • Andy Garcia
  • Catherine O’Hara
  • Chloe Coleman 
  • Brian d’Arcy James
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Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.