Emily Blunt has been set to star in the criminal conspiracy ‘Pain Hustlers’ from ‘Fantastic Beasts’ helmer David Yates.

The film will follow Liza Drake (Blunt), a high-school dropout who lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical start-up in a yellowing strip mall in Central Florida. Liza’s charm, guts and drive catapult the company and her into the high life, where she soon finds herself at the centre of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences.

The movie is described as being in the vein of ‘The Big Short,’ ‘American Hustle’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ is a hilarious, dramatic and wild journey to the corrupt heart of the American dream.”

Introduced to buyers at Cannes, the script comes from ‘The True American’ scribe Wells Tower and is produced by Lawrence Grey through his Grey Matter Productions banner and Wychwood Pictures.

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Production on the project is set to begin on August 22nd.

Yates latest film was the release of his third ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film, ‘The Secrets of Dumbledore.’

Golden Globe winner Blunt most recently starred in ‘Jungle Cruise,’ and will next appear in Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic ‘Oppenheimer.’

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