Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ben Affleck falls out of ''Focus''

Ben Affleck falls out of ''Focus''

With an increasingly busy schedule, Ben Affleck has fallen out of Warner Bros.' "Focus."

Sources close to Affleck tell Variety that his schedule was beginning to get out of control. And while the actor very much wanted to do the film, timing and his schedule just couldn't be worked out.

The pic also stars Kristen Stewart, with "Crazy Stupid Love" helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa directing from their own script.

The pic follows a veteran grifter who partners with a girl who's new to the life.

Affleck is focused on writing, directing, producing and staring in "Live By Night" and is also in development on "The Stand" and the untitled "Whitey Bulger project." Add in all the award-season promoting he has been doing for "Argo," and insiders said an April start date on "Focus" just didn't look possible for Affleck.

Warners will now look to find someone who can step in and fill those shoes in order to meet the that spring start.

The WME-repped Affleck is taking a break from the biz today as he is in D.C. testifying before the House Armed Services Committee to provide an "Update on the Evolving Security Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Implications for US National Security."

Source => Variety

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