Hustle is an upcoming sports, comedy-drama movie directed by Jeremiah Zagar and written by Taylor Materne and Will Fretters. The story revolves around Stanley Sugarman(Adam Sandler), a scout who travels far and wide in search of impeccable talent for the Philadelphia 76ers. Stanley has always loved basketball and has dedicated his life to supporting and loving the sport. He wants to be a coach, but his ambition is being shaded by his job of scouting players. While travelling to find players and promote himself to live his dream life, he comes across a promising player in Spain by the name of Bo Cruz(Juancho Hernangómez). Bo is an extremely talented streetballer (streetball player) who has great potential but is troubled by his past. Stanley tries to scout him and give him dreams to dream of, but Bo is unsure. Stanley further persuades him and they return together in hopes of rising in fame and showing the world what they are made of, making their family and loved ones proud. They face problems and break out from it together, all for their family and their beloved sport. Will they be able to make it big? Will they go back home? Will Stanley become a coach fulfilling his 30-year-old dream?
Is Hustle Based On A True Story?
No, Hustle is not based on a true story. It has a creative storyline and interesting characters, to relate with ordinary people who are interested and also people who aren’t interested in basketball. The movie has a lot of real-life basketball players in the movie and one of them is in the main cast. The story is quite touching, talking about a person’s dreams, inspiration, family, and passion. His desire to create something great and have his name written with respect. He desperately wants to achieve his goals and is waiting for the right time, giving up on a lot of things in the process. He has a lot of support from his family although he thinks he’s not been very attentive to them, they give him the strength to move on. The story also talks about disturbing pasts which have the power to hold us from moving forward, and how we need just a push from a person who believes in us and our talents, to not give up on us.
Hustle has real-life NBA players and some amazing actors. The main cast includes Adam Sandler(Stanley Sugarman), Juancho Hernangómez(Bo Cruz), Queen Latifah(Teresa Sugarman), Maria Botto(Paola Cruz), Ben Foster(Stanley’s boss), Jaleel White(Blake), Kenny Smith, Robert Duvall, Jordan Hull, Ainhoa Pillet, Silas Graham, Lenjo Kilo, Marcus Delpeche, Raúl Castilo(Oscar), Jaleel White, Heidi Gardner. Basketball players like Boban Marjanovic, Anthony Edwards, Trae Young, Jordan Clarkson, Khris Middleton, Aaron Gordon, Kyle Lowry, Seth Curry, Tobias Harris, Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle also appear in the trailer.
The teaser for Hustle was released on the 18th Feb and the trailer was released on 5th May 2022. The trailer starts with Stanley going to watch a basketball match which he compares to watching bare-knuckle boxing. He scouts some players but doesn’t seem satisfied. He expresses his desire to coach, although while chasing his dream, he has to stay away from his family. He travels to scout players and questions his possibilities of living his dream and is in a dilemma. He comes across a raw talent in Spain(Bo Cruz) and decides the player with amazing skills is the one he’s been looking so desperately for. He asks Bo to join him, to which Bo replies saying he’s got his mother and daughter to support. Stanley gives them an offer which the Cruz family can’t refuse. Stanley fights to get Bo aboard but is rejected ruthlessly. He wants Bo to shine no matter what and lets him participate in a match. Bo doesn’t play well and is dejected. He loses his motivation and thinks of going back home. Stanley inspires him, reminding him of their love for basketball, and they decide to train harder. They go through various ups and downs until the final show which will decide their futures.
Where To Watch Hustle
Hustle will hit the theatres on June 8, 2022. You can also stream it online on Netflix after the release date.