Ben Affleck has dropped out of the Warner Bros con-artist comedy Focus. Word is Affleck didn’t feel he had the time to make the April start date because of his numerous other commitments. Affleck has been busy promoting Argo during awards season and is involved in several other projects. Kristen Stewart co-stars as an inexperienced con artist in Focus, which is being directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
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Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart confirms that she’ll be joining Ben Affleck in the con-artist comedy Focus. The project starts filming in April, and Stewart plays an inexperienced con artist who hooks up with the more seasoned Affleck. … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: As Warner Bros prepares to open Ben Affleck’s Oscar-season entry Argo, the studio is in early talks with Affleck to star in Focus. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa wrote the script and will direct. Denise DiNovi is producing. All of this is subject to finding the right female lead, but it all sounds promising and Warner Bros is eager to move quickly and get this into production. Focus tells the story of a veteran con man who gets involved with a newcomer to the grifter business. They become involved romantically but that becomes perilous in a business where they lie and cheat for a living. The complications of the encounter haunt them when they meet up again in the future. Read More »