Ben Affleck is in early talks to play the lead in the film Focus.
Warner Bros. is producing the film, which will be directed by Crazy, Stupid, Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Originally, it was rumored that Crazy, Stupid, Love star Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone would be joining the cast, but it sounds like that plan has been scrapped.
Focus follows a veteran con man that becomes romantically involved with a newcomer he’s taken under his wing. The relationship grows sour over their business, but the complications return when they meet up in the future. While Affleck will obviously be taking the role of the veteran con man, Warner is currently searching for an actress to play the female lead. [Deadline]