Hollywood’s love of pairing young women with significantly older men continues with the news 22-year-old Kristen Stewart is in talks to portray the female lead in Focus, where she’d star opposite 40-year-old Ben Affleck.
The movie is about a veteran con man (Affleck) who teaches a grifter (Stewart) the tricks of his trade. Complications arise when they get romantically involved, before going their separate ways. They meet once again years later, when their past romance comes back to haunt them.
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love) are directing from their own screenplay. The initial plan was to reteam Crazy Stupid Love co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for the movie, but due to the fact they’re both ridiculously busy, no deals were ever made. (Source: Variety)