MGM released the first trailer for “The Hustle,” coming to theaters this May. Chris Addison directed the comedy, which stars Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. In the story, Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson’s characters team up to take down the men who have wronged them. It’s a gender-flipped “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” with a revenge theme. Joining the duo on screen are Tim Blake Nelson, Alex Sharp, Ingrid Oliver, and Emma Davies.
The trailer was timed to release as Rebel Wilson’s new romantic-comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” hits theaters. That film is releasing on February 13th and was directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson and features Priyanka Chopra, Tom Ellis, and Liam Hemsworth.
We won’t know how Wilson’s “Isn’t It Romantic” does in theaters until the weekend, but Hathaway’s previous installment had a quiet debut when it hit theaters earlier this month. That film was called “Serenity” and was written and directed by Steven Knight. The film featured Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, and Diane Lane, and made $4.4M on its opening weekend before grossing $8.4M worldwide.
Fans of the duo can watch the first official trailer below, which was released early Tuesday morning.
May is already a busy month at the box office. The comedy “Long Shot” with Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen is starting the month with the “Uglydolls” animated comedy. “Detective Pikachu” is releasing the following week against “The Hustle,” the comedy “Poms” with Diane Keaton, Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver, Bruce McGill, and Rhea Perlman.
The other big May releases include “A Dog’s Journey,” “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” “The Sun is Also a Star,” “Ad Astra,” “Aladdin,” “Booksmart,” “Brightburn,” “Minecraft,” “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” “Rocketman,” and an untitled Blumouse project. Each week has another big release, and it will be interesting to see if the comedies can keep pace with the larger action-dramas that are peppered throughout the month.