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Ben Affleck Drops Out of 'Focus' with Kristen Stewart?

Ben Affleck Drops Out of 'Focus' with Kristen Stewart?

Ben Affleck speaks during the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Evolving Security Situation in the Congo on Wednesday (December 19) at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The 40-year-old actor has reportedly dropped out of his highly publicized film Focus, according to Variety.

Ben was set to star opposite Kristen Stewart as a veteran grifter who takes a young woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved. Unfortunately the timing hasn’t worked out and the film can’t fit into Ben‘s schedule anymore.

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  • Mirvanna Z.

    He’s a pig. He doesn’t even know his children’s name!

  • Leni

    Too bad, would have been good for Kristen’s career with Ben involved. I hope they find someone good to replace him.

  • sunshine

    Bet his wife Jennifer made him drop out cause she was afraid of married-man-lovin’ Kristen Stewart!

  • http://cellphone pip

    Jennifer put her foot down, no way are you making a movie with that cheater, I don’t trust you and I trust her less.

  • an

    LOOL , Good choice ben :) .

  • nika

    @sunshine: haha, exactly what I was thinking…her specialty are married men with children as we know already. Can’t believe any guy would take her back or maybe it was just a PR stunt? just saying…

  • RoverRob

    Ben Affleck dodged a trampire bullet. Gerard Butler can star since he and KStew are Razzie winners with no hope. Rob has a bright future. Kristen doesnt

  • OHCanada

    Good decision Ben. She was a little too fecking smug in announcing, ” I can confirm I am working with Ben Afflect”.

    ick.

  • Good

    I had lost respect for him when I read he would work with that no talent idiot so this is very good news. I can respect him again.

  • Commenting on comments

    Good call, Ben.

  • jenna

    any real serious credibility ben’s been re/building over the past few years on his career & directing….. well, gone in a blink and back to actor jail, if he has anything to do w/that joke of an actress stewart.

  • Hey there

    Good call on his part. This movie would have been a disaster. Kristen’s career will start to spiral downward now that Twilight is over. Once she breaks up with Pattinson it’s a downward slide. She’s not that talented and extremely unlikable. Look for her to do a slew of budget indies. Most likely to end up in a television series.

  • WhatATool

    Ben can’t trust himself around young gorgeous women, RS is 40ish w/kids,too similiar. anyway BA would look like KS father very creepy.

    Recast with some of the intheclosetguys, JakeG,Franco,JeremyR

  • http://firty yesgirl

    As soon as KStew signs on …..the old scheduling conflict excuse …lol

  • @yesgirl

    So true! of course kristen`s fans will say that have nothing to do with his drop. He was already signed there isnt a reason to back out now and since the shooting is schedule to star in april i doubt they will be able to get a Alist actor. The script doesnt seems to be that good either Ryan, Brad didnt want to do that movie either. Not even Channing Tatum will want to do that now maybe J.Franco will since he is obssed with screw.

  • FuDrew

    Good for him. She wouldve probably spiked his drink and rape him. She is a hore.

  • Sam

    He definitely left because Kristen was cast. He was signed on before her and she just joined a couple weeks ago!

  • Roxy

    @sunshine:

    Hell yeah! I bet so! xD

  • Roxy

    Obviously, Jen Garner got scared of Kristen and Ben together! xD
    poor girl Kristen, she’s not gonna work with married men anymore :/

  • jinx

    Now that Ben got his awards nomination i doubt he will want to be associated with this girl

  • http://Www.gsr-twn.blogspot.com TheDudeAbides

    Ben is one sexy dude. But Jude Law would obviously be better casting; on more than one level. Kristen Stewart is still perfect for the role.

  • Nikki

    ahahaha Jen must have asked him not to…smart choice lol

  • lol

    this would have been bad for his marriage and his career. Gigli 2.0!

  • Hii

    Good for you Ben. Don’t let yourself be tempted by that tramp who has no respect for herself or anyone else. She’s slept with men before to advance her career and she’d do it again. Thats what tramps do, they have no shame. I’m sure she had plans to throw herself at him thinking she is hot or something. She’s as ugly on the outside as she is on the inside.

  • Lola

    @WhatATool: gorgeous really? His wife is beautiful,classy,and very talented. Kristen Stewart isn’t worth the $hit that comes out of Jen Garner’s butt.

  • Nikki

    I no longer support Kristen Stewart…I used to be a huge fan of hers.
    her recent behavior is shameless.

  • lila

    Haha this has jennifer garner written all over it – good choice ben and jen – it’ll save your marriage!

  • Sara

    Good for him. Twilight’s a joke, don’t get involved in that. Ben Affleck is REAL actor and should work with REAL actors, who don’t bring him down.

  • whoa

    Using the “scheduling conflicts” reason is odd because Ben was already attached to this before Stewart so he must have already found some time between his other projects in order to film this. Didn’t he even have dinner with Emma Stone to convince her to sign on again after she dropped out (from what I’ve read this movie was supposed to be for her and Gosling in the first place)? But she still couldn’t sign on and that’s when Stewart was offered the part and now Ben drops out. Oh please, “scheduling conflicts” my ass.

  • run away

    Kstew is a lepper

  • kelly

    @whoa No he had dinner with Emma stone to offer her a role in Whitey bulger movie. Emma already droped out of Focus.

    Frankly ,I’m glad he didn’t take it .This role seemed like anyone could step into.Maybe he was offered a better role.He’s hot right now .He’s getting offers everywhere including Sen. of Massachusetts..lol

  • aquarius64

    Not surprised about the comments that Jennifer Garner supposedly influenced her hubby to drop out. Congratulations, Kristen. Your “momentary indiscretion” has damaged your reputation to the perception that women can’t trust you around their husbands or boyfriends, especially in a professional capacity. Your strategy of Rob’s forgiveness, publicized charity work and dresses-passing-for-lingerie red carpet looks is not working.

  • rachel

    ben affleck loves himself too much. he is a complete dbag same goes with jen garner

  • skinnyfat

    Quite possibly the best decision of his career.

  • Luke

    Why are the people here so against KStew and yet so in love with Jolie? Aren’t they basically the same in terms of hooking up with married coworkers?

  • Shamrock

    Bravo!! Ben is listening to my advice and continues walking on the golden path to the “Emerald City”!
    Seriously, it was definitely not the right fit for Ben and Kirsten with this film.

    I’m very appreciative for Ben’s involvement in the Congo region. He truly cares and is making a difference in our world.

    Peace*Love~

  • Jim

    Check out his tax shelter nonprofit Congo org. A perfect politician.

  • 123

    suuure he’s schedule

  • whoa

    @kelly Wow, really? I didn’t even know he and Damon were planning to make a movie about him. I hope the meeting really was about that and she signs on, I’m on board with any Affleck/Damon team up again. I always assumed it was about Focus because those candids of Emma and Ben came out the same week news about him signing on with Focus appeared.

    Frankly, I’m glad he dropped out of this movie. He’s been on a great streak lately and I think this would have smudged it. I’ve been in the Ben band wagon for a long time now and yes, he’s had his flops and the Bennifer 1 was weird and unfortunate, but you can’t deny that the guy has chops onscreen and behind the screen.

  • truth

    @Luke: Exactly why they are not mad at Ben he was hooking up with then married j.lo .

  • elisa

    good for ben he is A list actor with a great future as a director, and being involved with such a untalented actress wasnt a smart choice

  • Aranka Paul

    #23 LOL – spot on. This movie would be a bad choice for his professional career – Gigli 2 – I agee. Now that he has established himself as a good director (The Town, Gone Baby Gone and Argo) he doesn’t need to entangle himself in stupid movies. He has to look out for his image, not everything in life can and should be about money and profit. Pride comes first.

  • anna

    Ben and Kristen are two of the most wooden actors in Hollywood. Glad they’re not working together.

  • ValZve

    Her latest comment that she is sorry for making fans so angry, has everything to do with her knowing that Ben was about to announce he was out. I can see her reaction like a movie: K threw a big tantrum and went to the press to appologize in order not to be dropped by the director of that movie and every one else after.. she is so done and she deserves it because she is screaming that she wants to be punished, punish she gets.. Rob get the hell out of there as quick as pronto

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