Pain Hustlers

Pain Hustlers


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October 27, 2023

3 weeks left


A struggling young woman joins a scheming start-up that extorts money from its customers

Liza is a struggling high school dropout looking for any way to sustain her life as a single mother. When she has an opportunity to join a declining pharmaceutical start-up she takes the chance and hopes for the best. Knowing that she doesn’t really have a choice, Liza enters a completely new world of marketing schemes and blatant racketeering. Suddenly she finds herself at the heart of a major healthcare conspiracy.

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What to know

Pain Hustlers sees Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, and Andy Garcia join forces in a start-up conspiracy

Pain Hustlers is an upcoming conspiracy drama movie produced by Grey Matter Productions and Wychwood Pictures for Netflix. The movie is directed by English filmmaker David Yates who is known for directing four movies in the Harry Potter franchise and three Fantastic Beasts movies. Pain Hustlers was written by screenwriter Wells Tower. The movie is based on The Hard Sell, a book written by Evan Hughes which developed from his own New York Times Magazine article “The Pain Hustlers”. The movie is scored by veteran American film composer, James Newton Howard.

Pain Hustlers is led by British actress Emily Blunt who plays high school dropout, Liza Drake. Former Captain America, Chris Evans plays a supporting role alongside the legendary actor Andy Garcia who is known for his roles in The Godfather III and Ocean’s Eleven. The pair are joined by Catherine O’Hara, a Canadian actress who starred in Home Alone and Beetlejuice. The wider cast includes Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James, and Chloe Coleman.

Production News

  • April 18, 2021
    • David Yates, a filmmaker known for his contributions to the Harry Potter film franchise is confirmed to be working on a new movie with Sony. It is announced that the screenplay is written by Wells Tower and is based on the book The Hard Sell. (Source: Deadline)
  • May 21, 2022
    • It is reported that Netflix purchased the global streaming rights for the movie, now titled Pain Hustlers. Emily Blunt is confirmed to be leading the film. (Source: Deadline)
  • July 5, 2022
    • Chris Evans is announced to be co-starring with Emily Blunt. (Source: Deadline)
  • August 29, 2022
    • A cast announcement confirms the involvement of Andy Garcia, Catherine O’Hara, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James, and Chloe Coleman. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • January 18, 2023
    • Netflix confirmed that Pain Hustlers is set to be released on October 27th, 2023. (Source: Collider)
  • July 25, 2023
    • The movie is reported to be featuring at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Source: Variety)


Drama, Crime


2h 2min

Age rating


Production country

United States


David Yates


Emily Blunt
Liza Drake
Chris Evans
Pete Brenner
Catherine O'Hara
Jay Duplass
Andy García
Brian d'Arcy James
Chloe Coleman
Amit Shah
Britt Rentschler
Camille Trask
Selena Anduze
Kate Elliston
Erin Ownbey
Sharon Conley
Judge Susan Holman
Valerie LeBlanc
Alexis Baca
Pharmaceutical model
Adrian Eppley
Mandi Christine Kerr
Pat Dortch
Nervous Doctor
Josh Ventura
Michael Lowry
Dan Watt
Greyson Chadwick
Elle Lisic
Daughter #2
Alex Klein
Sidney Trask
Mary Ann Hagan
Patient #1
Tris Marie
Lydell Nurse
Willie Raysor
Matt Elliston
Quinn Bozza
Shelley Jane
Nervous Doctor's Crush
Avis-Marie Barnes
Omer Mughal
Agent Simonetti
Tristan Shufford
Matt's Son #1
Chris Marks
Bella Winkowski
Samantha Kacho
Jackson Abram
Matt's Son #2
A.K. Benninghofen
Dr. Bowen
Abigail Susan Williams
Becca Breitfeller
Applicant #2
Rebecca Barnes
Office Staffer
Trace Haynes
Customer (uncredited)
Rowan Joseph
Podiatrist #2 (uncredited)