Kristen Stewart's New Leading Man: Ben Affleck?
Kristen Stewart is gearing up for life beyond Bella.
The “Twilight Saga” beauty, 22, is in talks to star in the upcoming Warner Bros. comedy “Focus,” according to Deadline.
If Kristen signs on for the film, she would play a rookie con artist alongside Ben Affleck, who will play an experienced swindler. The fraud-loving pair’s relationship grows complicated when they begin to develop romantic feelings for one another.
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) will direct “Focus,” while Denise DiNovi (“The Lucky One,” “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”) is set to produce.
“Focus’” lead roles were initially pitched for “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, but both actors had scheduling conflicts, according to Variety.
Kristin will soon be seen on the big screen in the Jack Kerouac adaptation “On the Road,” and in the final “Twilight” installment, “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” – in theaters on November 16.
-- Erin O’Sullivan
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