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The Hustle (12A)

Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway and Pitch Perfect whirlwind Rebel Wilson scam dirty rotten scoundrels in a raucous comedy, which marks the feature film directorial debut of Welsh stand-up comedian and actor Chris Addison. Josephine Chesterfield (Anne Hathaway) is a skilled con woman, who has mastered acting techniques and specialist skills such as knife-throwing to wrap any unsuspecting man around her lacquered little finger. During a train journey, she encounters undisciplined scam artist Penny Rust (Rebel Wilson), who is in dire need of refinement. Josephine generously agrees to take Penny under her designer label wing and polish away some of the rough edges. Penny undergoes a rigorous regime of physical exercise and mental acrobatics so she can successfully partner Josephine on high-stakes cons. Their duplicitous double-act's first target is socially inept technology millionaire Thomas Westerburg (Alex Sharp), who has no clue how to behave around women. Josephine and Penny spark a friendly rivalry to win Thomas's affections. The games of one-upwomanship gradually spiral out of control.

Running Time: 94 minutes
Director: Chris Addison
Author: Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning, Jac Schaeffer, Dale Launer
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Tim Blake Nelson, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp