Warner Bros. has unveiled the first Focus images from Crazy, Stupid, Love. directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s upcoming “comedy-caper-love story”. The film revolves around a seasoned con man named Nicky (Will Smith) who becomes romantically involved with Jess, a novice con artist (Margot Robbie), only to subsequently break things off when she gets too close for comfort. Three years later, Jess—now an accomplished femme fatale—pops back into Nicky’s life, throwing his latest scheme into jeopardy. This project has been around for some time and Ficarra and Requa were initially hoping to reunite Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in the lead roles before they subsequently attached Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart. Those two separately fell off, but then Smith came on and was eventually paired with Robbie. It’s been a while since Smith tackled R-rated territory and Robbie broke out in a big way with The Wolf of Wall Street, so I’m definitely curious to see how their chemistry stacks up. We should find out soon enough, as I imagine a trailer will be arriving shortly.
Take a look at the first Focus images after the jump. The film also stars Rodrigo Santoro and Gerald McRaney. Focus opens in theaters on February 27, 2015.
Images via Warner Bros.
Here’s the official synopsis for Focus:
Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.