Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone won't re-team for Focus, but Ben Affleck may join the film
It’s hard to deny that Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were too adorable for words in last year’s CRAZY STUPID LOVE, so it’s a bit of a letdown to report that the two won’t be pairing up for a third time (remember, they are together again for GANGSTER SQUAD) for the John Requa directed film FOCUS. However, it looks like Ben Affleck may take on the male lead if the right female counterpart can be found. Ben Affleck is busy right now with his film ARGO making its way to theaters next week, and we’ll surely be seeing Mr. Affleck promoting the film during the awards season so if this whole FOCUS film falls through we shouldn’t be surprised. However, the studio wants to move ahead quickly so whoever ends up staring in the film, we should hear about it pretty soon.
FOCUS follows a veteran conman who falls for a newbie female con artist, but the two have difficulties due to their occupation. When they meet up a couple of years later, they discover that their past complications have had some long-lasting effects. (Deadline)