Hustlers: Jennifer Lopez's crime thriller banned in Malaysia due to its 'excessive obscene content'

Press Trust of India

Sep 22, 2019 12:17:31 IST

Jennifer Lopez-fronted Hustlers, a crime film about New York strippers who swindle Wall Street, has been banned in Malaysia.

According to the BBC, the country's film censorship board said the film was "not suitable for public viewing" due to its "excessive obscene content".

"We regret to inform you that Hustlers' movie release has been cancelled as it has been banned in Malaysia. We deeply apologise for the inconveniences caused to our beloved followers, fans of the movie, medias and partners.

"We certainly appreciate all the love and support from our fans and movie lovers for this title; yet it's our loss that we are unable to carry on. Our sincere apologies that we have let you down," the film's Malaysian distributor Square Box Pictures posted on Instagram.

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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT We regret to inform you that Hustlers movie release has been cancelled as it has been banned in Malaysia. We deeply apologize for the inconveniences caused to our beloved followers, fans of the movie, medias and partners. A special shout-out to @presenceparis @reebokmalaysia @benefitmalaysia @flyproject.co @thenictionary @acutabovegroup @restylemy @tgvpictures and other medias involved. We certainly appreciate all the love and support from our fans and movie lovers for this title; yet it’s our loss that we are unable to carry on. Our sincere apologies that we have let you down. Nevertheless, we hope to bring you more exciting movies in the near future with your continuous support. Thank you 🙏🏻

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The film was suppose to open in the country on Thursday.

Hustlers, directed by Lorene Scafaria, also stars Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Cardi B and Lizzo.

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Updated Date: Sep 22, 2019 12:23:24 IST