Will Smith and Margot Robbie star in the first images from Focus

When Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were attached to star in FOCUS, I was very excited.  Then when they dropped out and Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart took their place, I was horrified.  Then when they dropped and Will Smith and Margot Robbie stepped in, I didn’t know what to think.  Everyone loves Will Smith and Robbie was great in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, but the fact that two A-list couples have dropped the project has me worried this isn’t a great project.  But I’ll follow Big Willie anywhere and will try to remain optimistic.  The first two stills from the film have just popped up and if history is any indication, we should expect a trailer in the next 24 to 48 hours.

The film follows an experienced conman (Will Smith) who starts to mentor a younger conwoman (Margot Robbie), which leads to them starting up a romance.  But their romance fades, only to find them running into each other years later.  The CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE writing and directing duo of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are handling this one as well, so there’s hope for the film.  FOCUS hits theaters on February 27th, 2015.  And why they didn’t release it two weeks earlier is baffling.


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