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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 JustJared.com.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Will Smith joining and Kristen Stewart dropping out of Focus?

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  • http://ROMNEY PRESIDENT-ELECT-ROMNEY

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

  • John

    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

  • Gee

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

  • Sam

    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.

  • http://@KARENMGREER KAREN

    JENNIFER GARNER IS NO IDIOT! HELL NO IS HER HUSBAND WORKING WITH THAT CHICK! LOL

  • http://ROMNEY PRESIDENT-ELECT-ROMNEY

    HR is saying kStew dropped out

  • woot

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

  • Halo

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

  • Kstew’s career

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

  • Hollywood Reporter

    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.

  • hmm

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

  • JJ

    Kristen DROPPED OUT

  • http://ROMNEY PRESIDENT-ELECT-ROMNEY

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

  • Rose

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

  • Allie

    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.

  • aLice

    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.

  • eon

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

  • Daisy Kenyon

    @Daisy Kenyon: wow things change quick in Hollywood.

  • amanda

    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

  • a shame

    - thought KStew belonged in a con artist movie

  • So…

    on top of everything else Kho is a racist too

  • K

    she got fired.

  • love love

    LOve Kristwen, LOve Will. Too bad.

  • Any

    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.

  • Eve

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

  • Cece

    why would she drop out? she has nothing lined up for some time. i think it’s more likely that she was let go.

  • Lol

    Will Smith probably said he’ll step in but she has to go. He’s a family man box office star and he won’t do love scenes that are not appropriate… Come on with a 23 year old girl.. Not will and especially not with her.
    It’s easier to recast her with somebody more suitable….

  • Jax

    So…..Affleck dropped out, and then KStew dropped out? Hmmmm….I guess she figured since she wouldn’t be working closely with the hot, married guy, she’d just take her bidding elsewhere. Interested.

  • kev

    I guess she dropped out because the filming schedule conflicted with the other movie she’s attached to do, “The Big Shoe”

  • jameston

    Will Smith is the highest grossing actor of all time almost every movie he is in is a block buster, Kstew not so much…….

  • Tracy

    @PRESIDENT-ELECT-ROMNEY: Kristen dropped out or they let her go?

  • Tom

    Can any of you really see Will Smith in a love scene with any girl… You people must know he’s gay, and the role calls for someone young , I can’t picture any young actress playing opposite the love interest of Will Smith.

  • Tracy

    @Allie: It won’t flop now that Kristen is not attached to the movie it will probably end up being a good movie.

  • Charles Fisken

    wow nice look up dear really you are so beautiful

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  • nina

    hahahahahahaha!!!! Every1 says she was dropped cause she didn’t fit well with Will and they NEEDED Will! Here’s to hoping this si how it’s gonna be for Stew from now on! LOL

  • Ben

    Dropped out? more like Kicked out. Ktrash can’t act.

  • Lay

    He is completely gross, I would run too!

  • just lurking

    These two are both one facial expression no talent actors.

  • Kstew sucks

    Ofcourse she dropped out since he is in an open marriage. Not fun to be a ho when the wife doesn’t give a f**k.

  • Yuck

    Not only is she a slimy low life but now she is a black guy hating slimy low life?

  • Gawd

    This bish is so annoying and can’t act for sh*t. He probably wanted her off the project before he would sign on. Her career is a downward spiral from here on out. She is butt ugly too.

  • ccc

    @PRESIDENT-ELECT-ROMNEY: well what scenes??? she did that for real xD

  • lol

    I bet they fired her!

  • http://ETERNALOZZIE.COM eternalozzie

    @Yuck:

    wil smith is an ego most people can’t deal with … a lot of Hollywood doesn’t like to work with him.

    All the “k-stew” bashing needs to stop … Just because Twilight was beginning to end horribly written dialog doesn’t mean she’s a bad actor … She was great in The Land Of Women and Adventureland.

  • Losers R US

    Seriously enough of this bish.

  • L

    Will had her canned.

  • seriouslyguise

    Look guys, I know it’s really tough to read 4 whole paragraphs or the second half of the headline, but Kristen Stewart DROPPED OUT. She’s not going to be in the movie. So I’m not sure why 90% of these comments are about their compatibility as costars. She’s not in the movie anymore.

  • juv

    i don`t know what it`s happening in Hollywood it seems that big names in Hollywood are ruining her careers joining bad actresses like Kristen Steward, Olivia Wilde (and so on) in movies

  • chris

    @juv: agreee!! they runied Snow white like that!!

  • dotdeedot

    half you aren’t even reading the freaking article correctly….she’s not going to be in it anymore and if you read elsewhere SHE chose to drop out!

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