Adam Sandler won praise from critics and a bevy of awards when he took a break from comedy to play a bankrupt jewellery store owner in Josh and Benny Safdie’s criminal thriller Uncut Gems.
In the life-affirming sports drama Hustle, directed by Jeremiah Zagar and written by Taylor Materne and Will Fetters, Adam Sandler’s acting skills are once again put to the test.
The new movie, which debuted on Netflix on June 8, has generated a lot of buzz and shot to the top of the list of the top 10 movies on the streaming service.
What does Hustle involve?
Jeremiah Zagar’s 2022 American drama Hustle is based on a script by Taylor Materne and Will Fetters.
Among the actors are Adam Sandler, Juancho Hernández, Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall, Ben Foster, Heidi Gardner, and Anthony Edwards. A basketball scout from the NBA goes to Spain in pursuit of Juancho Hernández, a young but talented player who he hopes may be trained for the NBA. LeBron James produces content through the SpringHill Company.
The Netflix version of Hustle debuted on June 8, 2022. The movie received favourable reviews from critics, and Sandler received accolades for his unconventional portrayal, which led to his Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
In what city was Hustle shot?
Hustle was filmed in Spain, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, the main filming location was in Philadelphia, which also happened to be the city where Hustle director Jeremiah Zagar was born. You may be familiar with Philadelphia North, Old City (a section of the city’s historic district), Manayunk, South Philadelphia’s Italian Market, and Queen Village as well as other well-known Philadelphia neighbourhoods. Restaurant options include Fante’s Kitchen Shop and Ishkabibbles for a Philly cheesesteak.
Does it have a basis in reality?
Hustle’s plot is not based on a real event.
Bo Cruz is not a real NBA player, and the fictional movie is based on a script by Taylor Materne and Will Fetters.
While Materne worked on the NBA 2K video games, Fetters was nominated for an Academy Award for his contribution to the highly acclaimed picture A Star Is Born.
However, Hustle does feature a number of real NBA players—past and present—appearing as themselves.
The objective of the movie, according to Sandler in an interview with SlashFilm, “was to make sure the hoop looked as awesome as possible, as real as possible.”
Just a few of the actual NBA players who appear in the movie are listed below:
NBA greats and guys from Trae Young’s Hustle
Due to Adam Sandler’s passion for basketball and LeBron James’ involvement as a co-producer, a sizable cast of real-life basketball stars made cameo appearances in the movie, which is sure to make fans cry.
Juancho Hernández, a player for the Utah Jazz, representing the role of Bo Cruz in the movie, is one of the more notable appearances. Anthony Edwards, a standout for the Minnesota Timberwolves, is portrayed by Kermit Wilts, Bo’s adversary. Leon Rich, Stanley’s pal, is portrayed by NBA expert and former Houston Rockets player Kenny Smith.
Haas is portrayed by current Orlando Magic forward Moe Wagner. Zeke Washington is played by Michael Foster, a real-life NBA draught pick. Numerous NBA figures, including Doc Rivers, Seth Curry, Tyrese Maxie, Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving, Matisse Thybulle, Tobias Harris, and Dirk Nowitzki, appear in the movie as themselves.
Hustle is a star-studded ensemble that includes many people affiliated with the NBA despite not being a factual story.
How do I view it?
Netflix now offers Hustle for viewing.
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