Will Smith may have found his next project — he is in final talks to star in the Warner Bros. con artist pic “Focus.”
Kristen Stewart was attached to also star in the pic but when Smith became engaged in the project, Stewart fell off with the feeling that the age difference between the two would be too large a gap.
From the author of Variety’s Focus article:
@krolljvar: Update: Kristen Stewart no longer attached to FOCUS, Will Smith only actor involved with film #FOCUS
@krolljvar: There had been speculation that Stewart may leave the project if Smith committed but when Smith was first approached Stewart remained on pic
The Hollywood Reporter also reports that Kristen has left the role:
Kristen Stewart is no longer set to star in Focus, a Warner Bros. heist project being directed by Crazy, Stupid, Love helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
Sources say in recent weeks Stewart also quietly exited the project.
This unfortunate news about Kristen dropping Focus saddens us, but only makes us wonder that perhaps it conflicts with another role that will be filming during that time (or has yet to be announced).