The Hustle cast features Adam Sandler, Queen Latifah and Juancho Hernangómez. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Jeremiah Zagar’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Hustle follows a Philadelphia 76ers scout who looks for the team’s missing piece. Stanley Sugarman discovers an elite talent in Spain and trains him for the NBA draft in America. The narrative examines the protagonists’ attempts to overcome psychological obstacles. Here’s every main performer and character in Hustle.
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Interceptor’
Hustle Cast: Adam Sandler as Stanley Sugarman
Character Profile: A scout and assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. In the past, he played for Temple University and spent six months in jail after a drunk driving incident. Stanley personally finances Bo’s trip to America and prepares him for the NBA draft.
Sandler’s Resume: Saturday Night Live Cast Member (1990-95), Happy Gilmore in Happy Gilmore (1996), Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer (1998), Barry Egan in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Howard Ratner in Uncut Gems (2019)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Godspeed’
Hustle Cast: Queen Latifah as Teresa Sugarman
Character Profile: Stanley’s wife. She offers emotional support when the 76ers owner passes away. Teresa asks Julius “Dr. J” Erving to help Stanley promote Bo on social media.
Latifah’s Resume: Khadijah James in Living Single (1993-98), Matron Mama Morton in Chicago (2002), Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (2007), Carlotta Brown in Star (2016-19), Robyn McCall in The Equalizer (2021-)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘F*ck Love Too’
Hustle Cast: Juancho Hernangómez as Bo Cruz
Character Profile: A 22-year-old NBA draft prospect from Spain. He’s a construction worker who lives with his mother and daughter. Bo travels to America to train with Stanley but doesn’t immediately reveal the details of his criminal record.
Hernangómez’s Resume: An NBA Player for the Utah Jazz from Madrid, Spain
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Senior Year’
Hustle Cast: Ben Foster as Vince Merrick
Character Profile: The co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers. He assumes control after his father passes away. Vince clashes with Stanley and worries about Bo’s criminal record.
Foster’s Resume: Charlie Prince in 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery in The Messenger (2009), Tanner Howard in Hell or High Water (2016), Will in Leave No Trace (2018), Harry Haft in The Survivor (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Along for the Ride’
Hustle Cast: Kenny Smith as Leon Rich
Character Profile: An NBA agent and Stanley’s former college teammate. In the past, he played for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Leon offers advice to Stanley and recruits him to be an NBA agent.
Smith’s Resume: A Two-Time NBA Champion for the Houston Rockets and Host of TNT’s Inside the NBA
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Toscana’
Hustle Cast: Anthony Edwards as Kermit Wilts
Character Profile: A top NBA draft prospect. He tries to intimidate opponents at showcase events. Kermit is a trash-talker who targets Bo with personal insults.
Edwards’ Resume: An NBA Player for the Minnesota Timberwolves
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘A Perfect Pairing’
Hustle Cast: Robert Duvall as Rex Merrick
Character Profile: The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers. He tells Stanley to “never back down.” Rex passes away in the film’s first act.
Duvall’s Resume: Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972), Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now (1979), Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies (1983), The Apostle E.F. in The Apostle (1997), Tom Mulligan in Widows (2018)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Heartstopper’
Hustle Cast: Jordan Hull as Alex Sugarman
Character Profile: Stanley’s teenage daughter. She inquires about the context for Bo’s tattoos. Alex hopes to attend a film school after graduating from high school.
Hull’s Resume: Angie Porter-Kennard in The L Word: Generation Q (2019-21)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Russian Doll’
The Hustle cast also includes María Botto (Risen, Código Emperador), Ainhoa Pillet (movie debut), Raúl Castillo (We the Animals, Army of the Dead), Heidi Gardner (Saturday Night Live, Life of the Party) and Jaleel White (Family Matters, The Big Show Show).
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