Malaysia Film Censorship Board Bans ‘Hustlers’ For “Excessive Obscene Content”

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Malaysian distributor Square Box Pictures confirmed the ban on Instagram.
Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Lizzo, and Cardi B star in the feature, which is based on a true story that first appeared in a New York Magazine article in 2015. The film about exotic dancers who fleece their clients has gotten off to a great start in the US and UK.
The Malaysian board also censored gay sex scenes in the Elton John biopic Rocketman earlier this year.
The naked breasts, erotic dancers and drugs being consumed in the film Hustlers have raised the eyebrows of the Malaysian Film Censorship Board, which has ruled that the scenes made the film "not suitable for public screening."

Jennifer Lopez-Starring ‘Hustlers’ Film Gets Release Date From STX

Lopez is producing the film with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina as well as Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum for Gloria Sanchez Productions.
Hustlers will go up against Warner Bros/ Amazon Studios' The Goldfinch starring Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, and Ansel Elgort, and Fox's animated feature Spies in Disguise, with Will Smith and Tom Holland
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Inspired by a viral 2016 New York Magazine article, the story follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, and Julia Stiles also star. STXfilms has locked in September 13, 2019, as the release date for Hustlers, the Lorene Scafaria-helmed drama starring Jennifer Lopez, who made the announcement on her Instagram account while on set.

‘A Star Is Born’, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ And The Relatability Of Love & Family — The Contenders LA

Warner Bros brought out the big guns for Deadline's Contenders LA confab with A Star Is Born director/co-writer/producer/star Bradley Cooper and cinematographer Matthew Libatique as well as stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh from the hit romcom Crazy Rich Asians.
"It's the gift that keeps on giving," Golding said about the first studio film in 25 years with an all-Asian cast.
that what I wanted to do, to tell a story that was all about connection and about humans needing each other in order to grow." Said Cooper: "Movies, for me, have always been something I feel connected to and a part of …
"It was a joy every day we were on set and got to hear her sing," lauded Cooper. "To be able to pull Lady Gaga on a stage that is four times smaller than where she normally goes and believe that she’s actually never been there a week after she headlined Coachella, it was mind-blowing." Although she wasn't present today, the session couldn't end without bringing up Lady Gaga's performance.
Following the A Star Is Born presentation, the gang from CRA took the stage, basking in the success of the history-making film, which has grossed more than $170 million in North America.
"It was a culmination of certain things," he said. Also, finding our identity and our voice in this world, those are the things I wanted to explore." "I wanted to tell a love story, I think it's something we could all relate to, hopefully.
"It's a real feel-good movie. It's about love. Very relatable to everyone," said Yeoh, speaking about the film's positive reception. It's about family.
She added, "I knew that Crazy Rich Asians was going to be special."” />
"I really love the sandbox of this and the singing. I thought there’s no purer way to, first of all, be present and also there is something about music. I thought this was the best way to tell a love story." He added that chose this particular property not only because he's love the previous iterations. It's beyond language.
Cooper, who is coming off of a successful first directing outing, talked about why he chose to remake this story.
For Wu, her starring role in ABC's Fresh Off The Boat and" being a part of this conversation about representation and inclusion changed the course of the types of roles I wanted to do"