A couple of months ago Will Smith signed on to star in Focus, replacing Ben Affleck who’d been circling the movie. Margot Robbie is already set to co-star and now THR reports that 300 star Rodrigo Santoro has joined them.
The film is about a veteran con man (Smith) who takes a young woman (Robbie) under his wing and teaches her the illicit trade before falling for her. Years later, they reunite in Buenos Ares as he is planning a complicated operation. Rodrigo Santoro is playing the target of this con, who’s the owner of an international racing team. He is also trying to win over Margot Robbie’s character.
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love) are directing from their own original script (Santoro previously appeared in their movie I Love You Philip Morris). Shooting is scheduled to begin this October in New Orleans and Buenos Ares.