Chris Evans is being considered for a role in the drama of pharmaceuticals “Pain Hustlers”According to a person with knowledge about Netflix
Emily Blunt will be the star. Details about Evans’ role is being kept under wraps.
David Yates has been appointed to direct the project. Netflux purchased it during Cannes with a global rights deal worth $50 million. This sale is the biggest Cannes-related transaction this year.
Wells Tower, a renowned short story and nonfiction author, is (“Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned”The script will be written by ( The project — which is described as tonally similar to “The Big Short,” “American Hustle”And “The Wolf of Wall Street” — follows high school dropout Liza (Blunt), who has bigger ambitions for herself and her young daughter. She gets a job at a Central Florida-based pharmaceutical company. Her charm and determination propel her to the top. But soon, she is caught up in a deadly criminal scheme.
“‘Pain Hustlers’ is a hilarious, dramatic and wild journey to the corrupt heart of the American dream,”The official logline is.
Lawrence Grey is producing the film through his Grey Matter Productions, alongside David Yates and Yvonne Walcott Yates’ Wychwood Pictures. Lewis Taylor and Ben Everard are the executive producers, while Cyrus Mojibi and Patrick Wade, Lawrence Kao, Lloyd Everard and Lloyd Everard serve as co-producers.
Production “Pain Hustlers”The program will start on August 22.
The acquisition is a bright spot for Netflix, which has been hemorrhaging subscribers, leading to stock dips and massive layoffs.
Evans will star next alongside Ryan Gosling “The Gray Man”Also available on Netflix He recently completed production on “Ghosted”Apple
Evans is represented by Jason Sloane, attorney and CAA.
Reps for Evans and Netflix declined to comment.
Deadline reported the news first.