Chris Evans and Emily Blunt go rogue in the first shots of their upcoming Netflix movie, Pain Hustlers, out October 27.

Netflix upcoming drama, Pain Hustlersgets its first footage showing Chris Evans and Emily Blunt’s imposters. Pain Hustlers is a film about a conspiracy based on Evan Hughes’ New York Times Magazine Article, The Pain Hustlers, and his novel The Hard Sell: Crime and Punishment at an Opioid Startup. The film stars Evans and Blunt Harry Potter franchise director David Yates directs the production. Pain Hustlers will be released on Netflix on October 27.


Netflix has released a “Save The Dates” video to introduce its 2023 film slate, which included the first look at the conspiracy drama Pain Hustlers.

The film marks Evans’ Netflix return after The gray man. In the footage, Evans’ character tells the Blunts, “I can take you out of here“, which seems to imply that he is trying to recruit her into his con schemes. The characters can later be seen celebrating at a trading post, likely due to a con gone right.

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Everything we know about Pain Hustlers

Chris Evans, Andy Garcia and Emily Blunt celebrate at the party in The Pain Hustlers

Pain Hustlers tells the story of single mother Liza, who gets a job at a failing pharmaceutical company and must turn things around with her charm and drive to change her and her daughter’s lives for the better. The film’s tone is said to take a lot of influence from other similar films that describe real-life conspiracies, such as The Big Short, American Hustleand The Wolf of Wall Street. Actors Andy GarcĂ­a, Catherine O’Hara, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James and Chloe Coleman round out the Netflix film’s cast.

The real story behind it Pain Hustlers was first told in 2018 New York Times Magazine interactive article titled The Pain Hustlers. The article described the extortion scheme involving a bankrupt pharmaceutical company called Insys Therapeutics. Netflix film adaptation, Pain Hustlers, tells the story of a pharmaceutical company that had only one branded product – an addictive pain reliever. To do so, the film crew will have both Hughes’ article and book to draw inspiration from, plus the actual trial. The film will be an interesting turn away from the iconic Captain America role for star Evans.

Chris Evans’ Post-MCU Career Projects Explained

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers looks up in Captain America Civil War

Evans rose to global stardom after portraying Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor has appeared in over 10 MCU films as Steve Rogers, including his own to critical acclaim Captain America trilogy. The 2019s Avengers: Endgame beautifully wrapped up his character’s story in the MCU, allowing the actor to explore different roles in his career. Since hanging up the shield, Evans has taken on various roles, mostly in the action genre. The actor’s Netflix reports The gray man and the upcoming films The Red and Ana de Armas two-handed Ghosted help cement Evans as a bona fide action star. Evans also proved a strong comedy actor with a breakout role in the murder mystery Knives out. Now, the conspiracy drama Pain Hustlers was supposed to present another side of the actor’s post-MCU career.

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