Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool
Focus will be the new film from Crazy, Stupid, Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. It's been in development for a little while, but it seems they have finally locked onto a leading man.
Deadline are reporting that Ben Affleck is currently in 'early talks' to take the lead role of a veteran con man who becomes romantically involved with his new partner.
Originally, the film was going to reteam the directors with Crazy's Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, but those two are hardly the folk that can wait around for their parts any more.
While Gosling's seat has been filled with Affleck, Stone's space remains, as yet, cold.
Affleck, incidentally, has been out and about, trying to raise awareness for his organisation, The Eastern Congo Initiative. CBS This Morning had a talk with him about his work, which is centered around community aid in Congo.
He went on to describe a project that connects Cocoa farmers with chocolate makers across the world. Affleck pointed out that:
It's not aid, it's not giving somebody money, it's we're going to get you to a place where you can manufacture on the open market so that you can sell your market
Well done, Ben.
We shall be along with at least one review of his new film Argo sometime next week.