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Will Smith Joins 'Focus', Kristen Stewart Drops Out

Will Smith Joins 'Focus', Kristen Stewart Drops Out

Will Smith is reportedly in final talks to join the upcoming con artist movie Focus, according to THR.

The 44-year-old After Earth actor will play the role of a seasoned male con artist who teams up with an inexperienced female one who needs his guidance.

The role was originally going to Ben Affleck, but his schedule caused him to drop out of the flick.

Kristen Stewart, who was once attached to star in the film with Ben, dropped out of the project a couple months ago, sources confirm to

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56 Responses to “Will Smith Joins 'Focus', Kristen Stewart Drops Out”

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  1. 1

    kinda gross he is twice her age…sex scenes will be awkward

  2. 2
    John Says:

    this movie sounds so stupid and such bad casting. No wonder Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling rejected it when they were offered it first.l

  3. 3
    Gee Says:

    This should be interesting since him and Jada are in an open relationship…

  4. 4
    Sam Says:

    OMG! This movie will be fantastic especially now that Will is the lead male. They both have their own brand of sexy. I can see these two laughing themselves to death. I love it love it.

  5. 5
    KAREN Says:


  6. 6

    HR is saying kStew dropped out

  7. 7
    woot Says:

    The question is, is Kristen going to sleep with Will?

  8. 8
    Halo Says:

    LOL gossip is going to go crazy. Will is married with 2 children too.

  9. 9
    Kstew's career Says:

    So they’re finally able to get an actor on board after Kristen Stewart drops out of the film. Nice.

  10. 10
    Hollywood Reporter Says:

    It seems like the studio dropped Kristen Stewart out of the film so they could get an actor to sign up which ends up being Will Smith. Funny.

  11. 11
    hmm Says:

    will smith and kristen stewart in a sex scene…joke and out right gross.

  12. 12
    JJ Says:

    Kristen DROPPED OUT

  13. 13

    @Kstew’s career: Will is a bigger star with bigger ego, he may have gotten her kicked off….”dropped out” could mean anything

  14. 14
    Rose Says:

    Why? Just why? I see absolutely no film chemistry. The Gigli of 2013… or whenever it’s released.

  15. 15
    Allie Says:

    Funny how kstew fans are suddenly praising will smith as a great actor blah blah blah. it will flop, hes twice her age and their love scenes will be 100x more awkward than her “acting” in twilight. will/kristen such a downgrade from ben/ryan/emma. guess they have better sense.

  16. 16
    aLice Says:

    I am sure she knows what she is doing. I had heard rumors that she dropped weeks ago, but ignored them. I guess her dropping months ago was true.

  17. 17
    eon Says:

    Seems like Will Smith got her dropped out. He’s a huge star with bigger power and connections.

  18. 18
    Daisy Kenyon Says:

    @Daisy Kenyon: wow things change quick in Hollywood.

  19. 19
    amanda Says:

    it seems like most of you don’t read the entire blurb….kstew dropped out MONTHS ago…she isn’t going to be in the movie….by the way that headline is intentionally misleading just to provoke the kind of comments that are on this board….nice solid reporting Jared

  20. 20
    a shame Says:

    - thought KStew belonged in a con artist movie

  21. 21
    So... Says:

    on top of everything else Kho is a racist too

  22. 22
    K Says:

    she got fired.

  23. 23
    love love Says:

    LOve Kristwen, LOve Will. Too bad.

  24. 24
    Any Says:

    JJ in the same post reports Will Smith is attacked but KSTEW DROPPED OUT… F-uk you people are slow, going about them together in the movie.

  25. 25
    Eve Says:

    guess Kristen didn’t think Will was the right co-star

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