Kristen Stewart To Star In Upcoming 'Focus' With Ben Affleck
Kristen Stewart, 22, has confirmed that she will be starring in Focus, a romantic comedy with Ben Affleck, 40.
It was reported in November that Stewart was in talks to star in the movie as a neophyte con-artist who eventually teams up with Affleck’s character, the more experienced of the two, according to Deadline Hollywood. “I can confirm that rumor,” she told HuffPost Entertainment. “It's a comedy. I'm really excited about it. We start shooting in April."
Affleck and Stewart are currently promoting their respective current movies in hopes of generating buzz for awards season. For Affleck, the big flick is Argo, which he both directed and starred in, playing a CIA operative looking to rescue six diplomats in Tehran during the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis; Stewart, who has finished the Twilight franchise, is moving on to promote the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel, On the Road, in which she plays Marylou, the girlfriend of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund, 28).
Stewart also told Huffington Post that she would like to find a small project to work on before shooting Focus because “April is kind of a ways away.”
Both Argo, starring Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber and Tate Donovan, and the final installment in the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2, starring Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Billy Burke and Maggie Grace, are currently playing in theaters.
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