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Netflix’s Big Bet: Emily Blunt’s “Pain Hustlers” Set to Make a Splash at TIFF 2023 

Netflix’s Big Bet: Emily Blunt's "Pain Hustlers" Set to Make a Splash at TIFF 2023 
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Netflix’s star-studded feature film titled “Pain Hustlers” is set to premiere at the TIFF film festival. The movie is generating significant buzz and anticipation among fans and critics alike. Viewers expect an enthralling cinematic experience filled with drama and conspiracy from this David Yates directive.

“Pain Hustlers” is poised to have a grip akin to that of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Big Short,” and “American Hustle.” The story follows Liza Drake, a determined single mother striving for a better life for herself and her young daughter. Liza’s journey takes an unexpected turn when she lands a job at a faltering pharmaceutical start-up located in a rundown strip mall in Central Florida.

Liza’s charm, ambition, and fearlessness, lead to a dramatic turnaround for the company. She too falls into the lap of luxury. Waters get muddy as she gets entangled in a criminal conspiracy.

The film is loosely based on a 2018 New York Times interactive article titled “The Pain Hustlers,” which chronicled the gripping story of the Insys Therapeutics scandal. Evan Hughes delved into the intricate web of criminal activities surrounding the pharmaceutical company in the article.

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Emily Blunt’s casting as Liza Drake has created anticipation. Her success in A Quiet Place and Jungle Cruise has audiences excited about her performance in the new film. The film also stars Chris Evans whose negative portrayal in The Gray Man was quite on point.

David Yates, the director, is celebrated for his work on four Harry Potter films and the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise. He is joined by the Wells Tower as the screenplay writer. 

The acquisition of Pain Hustlers cost Netflix $50 million. The film was under works at Sony Pictures before Netflix bought the rights. Netflix surely has a lot of faith in the project. Filming for the 122 minute long movie commenced in August 2022 across Central Florida and Atlanta. It is set to have an exclusive release at the TIFF later this year before making the global debut on October 27th 2023.

Fans eagerly awaiting “Pain Hustlers” won’t have to wait much longer. The film is set to have its world premiere at the prestigious TIFF film festival, offering attendees an exclusive first look into the gripping narrative. Following its debut at TIFF, “Pain Hustlers” will make its global debut on Netflix on October 27th, 2023.

As anticipation continues to build for this highly anticipated film, Netflix’s “Pain Hustlers” is poised to become one of the streaming service’s biggest releases of 2023. With a stellar cast, an experienced director, and a riveting story inspired by real events, “Pain Hustlers” is all set to make a lasting impact on audiences worldwide. So mark your calendars and get ready for a roller-coaster ride of drama and suspense this October!

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Sruti Chowdhury

Sruti is a storyteller for all trades. She loves to write about everything -- from sci-fi movies to cyber security. She is a phenomenal singer, an ardent reader, and dreams to travel the world.

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