Will Smith and Margot Robbie star in the new Focus trailer

I just don’t know if Will Smith still has it.  I’d like to believe that an A-lister never actually loses “it”, but it has been a while since Big Willie has done something memorable.  Or at least memorable in a good way.  But he has some interesting projects on the horizon and the first one is FOCUS.  As much as I like Will Smith and as beautiful as Margot Robbie is, the best thing about FOCUS might be the directing/writing duo of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.  CRAZY, STUPID LOVE was a treat and it showed a lot of promise, so I’m hoping those two can recreate the magic that Gosling and Stone had with Smith and Robbie.  Check out the brand new trailer below and see for yourself.

The official FOCUS synopsis: Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.  FOCUS stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, BD Wong, Gerald McRaney, Robert Taylor and Adrian Martinez.  The Glenn Ficarra and John Requa directed film hits theaters on February 27th, 2015.

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