Kristen Stewart to star in “Focus” alongside Ben Affleck?


Kristen Stewart may be busy promoting the last Twilight film this week until its premiere, but the actress is reportedly already in talks to star in the upcoming Warner Brothers film “Focus” – the first of her post-Twilight career.

Denise DiNovi will produce “Focus” while “Crazy, Stupid, Love” helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are writing the film. The film was initially supposed to reunite Crazy co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, who both had scheduling conflicts. So the lead male went to Ben Affleck, who was looking for an Argo-followup when Warner Brothers signed him onto the project.

Focus is about a veteran conman who teams up with a young woman (to be played by Stewart) as he introduces her to his lifestyle. Their relationship gets complicated as they start to develop feelings for one another.

Stewart will be seen next in the Jack Kerouac adaptation “On the Road” and in the last film of the “Twilight” series, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part II.” Ben Affleck, who recently received rave reviews for his directorial debut in “Argo,” will also be seen in “To the Wonder” and will work alongside friend Matt Damon in the gangster film “Whitey Bulger.”

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