Chris Evans teams up with Emily Blunt for the new Netflix movie Pain Hustlers

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Chris Evans teams up with Emily Blunt for the new Netflix movie Pain Hustlers for Harry Potter director David Yates

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Just days before Chris Evans’ new Netflix movie The Gray Man debuts, the actor is staying in business with the streaming service.

The 41-year-old actor is in final negotiations to join Emily Blunt in the crime drama Pain Hustlers, according to Deadline. 

Netflix picked up the global rights to the project for $50 million out of Cannes, with Harry Potter director David Yates attached to take the helm.

More Netflix: Just days before Chris Evans' new Netflix movie The Gray Man debuts, the actor is staying in business with the streaming service

More Netflix: Just days before Chris Evans’ new Netflix movie The Gray Man debuts, the actor is staying in business with the streaming service

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Co-star: The 41-year-old actor is in final negotiations to join Emily Blunt in the crime drama Pain Hustlers, according to Deadline

Co-star: The 41-year-old actor is in final negotiations to join Emily Blunt in the crime drama Pain Hustlers, according to Deadline 

Netflix: The 41-year-old actor is in final negotiations to join Emily Blunt in the crime drama Pain Hustlers, according to Deadline

Netflix: The 41-year-old actor is in final negotiations to join Emily Blunt in the crime drama Pain Hustlers, according to Deadline 

The story centers on Blunt’s character Liza Drake, described as a, ‘high school dropout dreaming of a better life for her young daughter.’

She ends up with a job with a failing pharmaceutical startup in Central Florida in a decaying strip mall.

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Her tenacity ends up vaulting the company into the upper echelon, though she finds herself in the midst of a criminal conspiracy.

Character: The story centers on Blunt's character Liza Drake, described as a, 'high school dropout dreaming of a better life for her young daughter'

Character: The story centers on Blunt’s character Liza Drake, described as a, ‘high school dropout dreaming of a better life for her young daughter’

No details were given regarding Evans’ character at this time, or how many other main characters need to be cast.

Yates will be directing from a screenplay by Wells Tower, based on a 2018 New York Times article by Evan Hughes.

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Lawrence Grey is producing through his Grey Matter Productions company with Yates and Yvonne Walcott Yates’ Wychwood Pictures. 

No details: No details were given regarding Evans' character at this time, or how many other main characters need to be cast

No details: No details were given regarding Evans’ character at this time, or how many other main characters need to be cast

Lewis Taylor and Ben Everard will executive produce, with Cyrus Mojibi, Patrick Wade, Lawrence Kao and Lloyd Everard serving as co-producers.

Production is slated to begin in late August, with the project compared tonally to The Big Short, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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Aside from The Grey Man, which debuts in select theaters July 15 and on Netflix July 22, Evans currently stars in the animated hit Lightyear. 

New role: Aside from The Grey Man, which debuts in select theaters July 15 and on Netflix July 22, Evans currently stars in the animated hit Lightyear

New role: Aside from The Grey Man, which debuts in select theaters July 15 and on Netflix July 22, Evans currently stars in the animated hit Lightyear

He also recently wrapped production on Ghosted for Apple with Ana de Armas and Adrien Brody, which doesn’t have a release date yet. 

The actor is also attached to Red One alongside Dwayne Johnson, and Project Artemis, which reunites him with his fellow Avenger, Scarlett Johansson.

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Blunt will next be seen in director Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which is slated for release next summer. 

Wrapped: He also recently wrapped production on Ghosted for Apple with Ana de Armas and Adrien Brody, which doesn't have a release date yet

Wrapped: He also recently wrapped production on Ghosted for Apple with Ana de Armas and Adrien Brody, which doesn’t have a release date yet

Coming soon: Blunt will next be seen in director Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, which is slated for release next summer

Coming soon: Blunt will next be seen in director Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which is slated for release next summer

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