Kristen Stewart has told HuffPost Entertainment that she will indeed star opposite Ben Affleck in a comedy titled “Focus.”
“I can confirm that rumor,” she said, referring to Internet reports that began surfacing last month. “It’s a comedy. I’m really excited about it. We start shooting in April.”
On November 2, Deadline Hollywood reported that Stewart had entered talks to appear in the Warner Bros. production as “an inexperienced con artist who hooks up with the more seasoned Affleck.” According to the report, the film will be written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who previously teamed up on “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Subsequent reports claimed that the role would call on Stewart, 22, to shoot some “passionate” love scenes with Affleck, 40. Affleck was also quoted saying that he hoped Stewart would take the role because she’s “terrific.”
Stewart told HuffPost that she does not have any other projects lined up, but “would love to find some micro-project before then, because April is kind of a ways away.”
Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart confirms that she’ll be joining Ben Affleck in the con-artist comedy Focus. The project starts filming in April, and Stewart plays an inexperienced con artist who hooks up with the more seasoned Affleck. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are directing Focus from their screenplay. Stewart’s been touring to promote The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part II and costars in the adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road that opens in limited release December 21st. Stewart is repped by Gersh.