Warner Bros. has cast Krsiten Stewart as the female lead alongside Ben Affleck in the con artist film Focus. The film was written and will be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Reque (Crazy Stupid Love).
The story follows a veteran con man who partners up with a girl who's new to the grifter life.
Ficarra and Reque were originally looking to cast their Crazy Stupid Love stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in the lead roles, but apparently things didn't really work out with that. Once Affleck finished up Argo, they cast him. Gosling and Stone, who have frequently been paired up, definitely would have made this movie more appealing.
What actor combo is more appealing to you? Stewart and Affleck, or Stone and Gosling?