My interest in Focus ended when Ben Affleck dropped out of the movie. Crazy Stupid Love writing-directing team of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are trying to bring the Warner Bros film to the screen, but it looks like they just can’t catch a break.
Focus, a con-artist pic, was originally set to star Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, but scheduling differences meant that incarnation wasn’t meant to be. Then Affleck signed on with Twilight star, Kristen Stewart, but Affleck also had scheduling issues and left. Now it looks like the film will star Will Smith – but now Kristen Stewart has ditched the movie, believing that the age difference between herself and Smith is too great (she’s 23, he’s 44 – just four years older than Affleck).