HUSTLERS from STXfilms comes to Germany and Austria
Fred Kogel’s new company acquires HUSTLERS from STXfilms in an all-rights deal for Germany and Austria
STXfilms has partnered with Fred Kogel’s newly founded media company, which emerged from Tele München Group, Universum Film, i&u TV and Wiedemann & Berg Film on STXfilms‘ HUSTLERS, striking an all-rights deal for Germany and Austria.
The film premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month and opened in the US on September 13 in the number 2 spot as the best performing new release, taking in an outstanding USD$33.2 million in box office during its first weekend. HUSTLERS is the highest grossing opening ever for an STX film and will be released in Germany via Universum Film on December 5th, 2019.
HUSTLERS stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart with Mercedes Ruehl and superstar singer Cardi B. Lorene Scafaria wrote the screenplay and directed the movie. HUSTLERS follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The film is inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled “The Hustlers at Scores,” written by Jessica Pressler.
Lopez produces, along with Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Jessica Elbaum, Benny Medina, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
“HUSTLERS is the perfect film on which to forge our partnership with Fred and his new company,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. “The film perfectly represents the kind of commercial, original and dynamic properties we champion at STX. With the wealth of distribution and marketing experience gathered across Fred’s new company, we have every confidence that our German partners will replicate the film’s success in their territories.”
Fred Kogel says: “We're looking for films that have the potential to inspire audiences. From our point of view, HUSTLERS has all the prerequisites: The film is a gripping and unique mixture of humour, glamour and women's power featuring outstanding actresses and a spectacular look.”