Kristen Stewart Joins Ben Affleck in ‘Focus’

The ‘Twilight’ star will portray the female lead in this con artist drama from directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.

Kristen Stewart joins Ben Affleck in Focus
Kristen Stewart joins Ben Affleck in Focus
Twilight star Kristen Stewart is in talks to portray the female lead in Warner Bros.' Focus. We reported earlier this month that Ben Affleck is playing the male lead.

The story centers on a veteran con man (Ben Affleck) who teaches a young grifter (Kristen Stewart) the tricks of his shady trade. Complications arise when they become romantically involved, before going their separate ways. They meet once again years later, as their past romance comes back to haunt them.

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love) are directing from their own original screenplay. The filmmakers had originally sought their Crazy Stupid Love co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for the project, although deals were never made. Denise Di Novi is attached to produce.

No production schedule has been released at this time.

Focus was released February 27th, 2015 and stars Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Rodrigo Santoro, B.D. Wong, Gerald McRaney, Laura Flannery, Adrian Martinez, Robert Taylor. The film is directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa.

Sources: Variety
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Comments (5)

  1. justatadmatt

    was really looking forward to stone and gosling teaming up for this...

    oh well.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams

    WHY?!?!? She can't act!!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. ejk1

    Beware, Jennifer Garner, beware...

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  4. skywise

    All in all a decent cast...with one exception.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

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