Margot Robbie’s career should get a good boost soon thanks to a major role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, and now she’s following that up with another big movie, as Variety reports that she’s landed the female lead opposite Will Smith in Focus.
The likes of Michelle Williams, Jessica Biel and Rose Byrne and Olivia Munn also tested for the role over the last few weeks, with the part coming down to a contest between Robbie and Munn. No official offer has apparently been made, but insiders says Robbie is the one who’s been chosen.
Smith and Robbie is certainly a different pairing than was originally planned, as the first idea was to have Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone re-team for the con-man movie, but timings couldn’t be worked out. Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck were also considered for the male lead, with Kristen Stewart also flirted with for the movie.
Now it finally seems the cast is sorted and the film can move forward, with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa directing. It ‘follows an inexperienced female con artist who teams up with a more seasoned male one’.