Variety: After closing in on Ben Affleck, Warner Bros. now looks to have its female lead for the drama "Focus," as Kristen Stewart is in talks to co-star with Affleck in the con artist movie.
"Crazy Stupid Love" helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will direct from a script they wrote. Denise DiNovi will produce the story of a veteran con man who partners with a girl who's new to the grifter life. Movie Plot: A veteran grifter takes a young, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved.
Warners has been aiming to get this off the ground for a while with the studio eyeballing Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone to reteam with their "Crazy Stupid Love" helmers. When those plans fell through the studio moved quickly grabbing Affleck as he was deciding his next project following "Argo" and now look to have Stewart in their sights.
With "Snow White and the Huntsman" hitting big at the global box office and "The Twilight Saga" franchise coming to an end this month, Stewart had been taking her time before deciding what she would decide to do next.
UPDATE: THR confirms Kristen will star in the film-
The "Breaking Dawn" star will play a grifter in the Warner Bros. film.
Kristen Stewart is getting into Focus.
The actress is in talks to star opposite Ben Affleck in the Warner Bros. con artist film, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Stewart will play a young grifter who teams up with Affleck, an experienced vet.
Focus will be directed by Crazy, Stupid, Love helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa from a script that they penned. Denise DiNovi will produce.
Stewart is repped by Gersh.