Cardi B's New Movie With Jennifer Lopez Takes 'Dirty Dancing' to New Levels

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Cardi B and Jennifer Lopez
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Well, well, well. It looks like a certain new mom is about to get into the movie game -- and we're so here for it! Word is Cardi B will star alongside Jennifer Lopez in an upcoming film that's bound to turn heads as it involves a heist and some exotic dancing. (Eeowww!)

  • Cardi B and J.Lo are set to star in Hustlers, a movie where strippers pull off the ultimate scam.

    Cardi B and Jennifer Lopez
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    Hustlers will also star Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Keke Palmer, and new mom Julia Stiles. The story is a hat tip to the 2015 New York Magazine article "The Hustlers at Scores" set in the Big Apple during the financial crisis in the 2000s. People describes the movie as "revenge-seeking strippers, who band together with a group of fellow exotic dancers to scam their male Wall Street clients out of thousands of dollars." That sounds pretty exciting.

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  • This project will be the first time we see Cardi on the big screen.


    Though we've see Cardi B on Love & Hip Hop: New York and that one episode on Gabrielle Union's Being Mary Jane, it will be cool to see her make her film debut -- especially because it centers around something she used to do.

    "People say, 'Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it.' Because y'all don't respect me because of it, and y'all going to respect these strippers from now on …" she told Cosmopolitan last year about her exotic dancing past. "Just because somebody was a stripper don't mean they don't have no brain."
  • Welp, some people are excited for Cardi's new venture, while others, well, have something else to say.

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    The reactions have been mixed. A number of people are curious to see Cardi head to the pole again, while others question if they'll be able to understand her without a translator. (Y'all are shady with that one, LOL.)

  • Facebook comments

    Y'all better stop picking on J.Lo's movies, LOL. She had some good ones recently.

    ... OK, we can't think of a recent movie, but we're sure there's some good ones out there! Plus, it's Jennifer Lopez. How could anyone say no to a project she's attached to?

  • Filming reportedly begins March 22.

    We're going to need to see the final result to make an informed decision.

    ... though the idea of some scamming strippers sounds pretty entertaining.

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