Ben Affleck may have been concentrating on his directing career recently, but he’s still up for starring on other people’s movie, as Deadline reports he is in early talks to star in the Warner Bros. drama Focus from the writer/director team Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love).
Back in April Crazy Stupid Love stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were eyeing the project. However, they are no longer involved in the project, with the studio now focusing on finding a female lead to star alongside Affleck.
The moive is about a con man who becomes romantically involved with his new grifter protege before they part ways. They meet once again years later and once more begin to complicate each other’s lives.
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are directing from their own original screenplay, with Denise Di Novi producing. It is said that Warner Bros. wants to find a female lead quickly so they can get this into production as soon as possible.