VaDeadline report that Chris Evans (‘Avengers: Endgame’) is finalizing talks to star alongside Emily Blunt (‘A Quiet Place’) in a future Netflix thriller drama titled ‘Pain Hustlers’. The film will mark a new collaboration between Evans and the streamer after doing the same in the Russo brothers’ action thriller, ‘The invisible agent’, whose theatrical release arrives on the 15th of this month. The film follows Liz Drake (Blunt), a high school dropout who dreams of a better life for herself and her young daughter. Liz lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical startup in a Central Florida strip mall. Her charm, grit and drive catapult her company and her into her high life, for which she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences. David Yates (‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’) has also been confirmed to direct the film from a script written by Wells Tower. With production expected to start in August, in terms of its tone the outlet describes the project as a mix of ‘The Big Short’ and ‘The Great American Swindle’.
‘Pain Hustlers’ being produced by Yates and Yvonne Walcott Yates for Wychwood Pictures along with Gray Matter Productions’ Lawrence Gray, Cyrus Mojibi, Patrick Wade, Lawrence Kao and Lloyd Everard. The executive producers are Lewis Taylor and Ben Everard. Recall that Netflix acquired the distribution rights to this film last May, during the Cannes Film Festival, for 50 million dollars.