Anthony DeVante Edwards is a professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. He plays the shooting guard and played college basketball for Georgia Bulldogs. He’s known as one of the top young NBA players. Edward has had a rather successful NBA career, being nicknamed the “Ant-man”.
Netflix recently announced that he will make his acting debut in Hustle. He plays a villain. However, there are a few things that happened that brought him from the spotlight on the court to the spotlight in the showbiz. He’s pretty excited about this new chapter and so are we.
How Did He Turn into an Actor?
Edwards is all about hard work. He knows a lot about it too. Edwards put in immense effort to be on the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2021. He plays the role of Kermet Wiltz, a top NBA draft prospect. Moreover, Wiltz gets inside the head of Bo Cruz, who was the prospect discovered by Stanley Sugarman.
He fit the role perfectly, being a real NBA player with a good career. Anthony said he learned a lot from filming this movie. He talked about how coming from the basketball world. However, he was able to experience the work to be an actor. Edwards acknowledged the dedication it took to be an actor.
Edwards alongside many fans praised Adam Sandler’s performance throughout the movie. Edward said he enjoyed filming alongside Sandler. When asked if there would be more movies in the future, he said he was in talks with his people to see what he can get done. Edwards enjoys the actor role and might put up something new for us at some point.
What is Hustle about?
Hustle is an American sports drama film. The plot brings us to a former basketball scout who tries to restart his career by bringing in a player from overseas who has a choppy past to play the NBA. However, Edwards is set to play the bad guy in the film. He’ll get into the head of the recruit and try to mess things up. There is no question that this is Adam Sandler’s longest love letter to a sport he loves.
Rest of the Cast
Alongside Anthony Edwards, we also see Adam Sandler, Queen Latifah, Ben Foster, Robert Duvall, Juancho Hernangómez, Jordan Hull, Heidi Gardner, Maria Botto, Ainhoa Pillet, and Kenny Smith. With a pretty decked-out cast with a healthy storyline, it won’t be a surprise that the movie is an absolute ripper. It has bits and pieces of everything focusing heavily on Sandler’s favorite sport, Basketball.
The movie is produced by a few people. LeBron James, Maverick Carter Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Zack Roth, Adam Sandler, and Allen Covert are the producers. Cinematography is taken care of by Zak Mulligan, and music by Dan Deacon. Happy Madison productions, SpringHill Company, and Roth/ Kirschenbaum Films are the companies producing.
When and Where to Watch?
Hustle was released in theaters on the 3rd of June 2022 and is set to release on Netflix on the 8th of June.