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Stewart In For Affleck's Focus

5 November 2012 by Rich Phippen

Twilight star Kristen Stewart is tipped to star opposite Ben Affleck in the con man thriller Focus. 

The movie is about a veteran con man who gets involved with a young newcomer to the con business. But when the relationship gets romantic, things inevitably go awry between the professional liars. 

According to Variety, Stewart is in talks to tkae the role of the young grifter, while Affleck is linked with the part of the experienced con artist. 

The film was written, and will be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa who originally aimed for Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles. When those two turned the project down, the filmmaking duo behind Crazy, Stupid, Love set their sights on the Affleck/ Stewart combo.