Kristen Stewart, Ben Affleck to co-star in comedy
December 10th, 2012
05:45 PM ET

Kristen Stewart, Ben Affleck to co-star in comedy

We don't typically get to see Kristen Stewart's humorous side, but we will in an upcoming movie.

The actress confirmed to the Huffington Post that she's going to play an inexperienced con artist in the movie "Focus," which also stars Ben Affleck.

The "Argo" filmmaker portrays a more experienced swindler who teams up with Stewart's character during his travels, and presumably hilarious moments ensue. It'll be directed by the same pair who led "Crazy, Stupid, Love," Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Shooting is expected to start in April.

Affleck, for one, should be happy to hear that 22-year-old Stewart's on board, as he was hoping this would come to pass. "She's terrific," he told E! News of his now certain co-star.


Filed under: Casting Chronicles • movies

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  1. Uh Lesbean?

    i said the sh-t stays here however any cruelty towards her will result in physically eating machines....i'm old now so i'm tame but don't let me be 25 yrs old again.--let us alone too be friends....kapeesh.

    May 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lawanna Marsolek

    Some broadcasters prefer to present animated humor as antiquated humor in an attempt to prompt public interest to turn in the direction of the animated humor cartoon programs that center on wizardly deeds and demons that threaten the total existence of the human race. Some of these characters act stupid enough to cause world destruction but are in no way the animated humor we have all come to know and love through the years..-.*

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    May 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hi

    i love wearing dresses, makeup and just being a girl...

    February 7, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. aili

    i don't know what makes anyone think she can do a comedy. the only facial expression she ever does is a constipated kill myself look. comedy is supposed to be funny not terrifying.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tommy

    Did not understand what fuss on Stewart about for a long time but later seen couple of pics that changed my mind... piece of a**

    January 18, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Steve

    Kristen looks like she is about to slit her wrist in this photo. I wish she'd knock it off. Either embrace it or get the heck out of here.

    January 14, 2013 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hobart Schmenge

    Kristen Stewart looks better when she's slightly out of focus.

    January 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. janz

    Great casting...I plan to got see this movie. I love Ben in comedy, and am anxious to Kristen in such a role!

    January 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ben Biff

    Kirsten was voted as a ho this morning.

    January 10, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ben Biff

    Movie went perfectly–Ben Affleck will be an asset to this film.

    January 10, 2013 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. mystery

    Think of your wife the entire time, Ben. Please.

    December 19, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  12. IP Kit

    kirsten's ass was kicked enough for today....cat files? who's cleaning those out?

    December 12, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  13. eyleentomala

    Reblogged this on Eyleen Tomalá.

    December 11, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rexedie

    its become a popularity contest...like everything else..... music is dead.... all it is now ...is reprocessed garbage...

    December 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mindcrime

    Oh boy, another stinker for the $2 DVD bin at Wal-Mart.

    December 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  16. sultana

    ooooooooo jennifers marrage gonna be in trouble . kirsten gonna destroy that marrage ... on thhe other hand ben afflecks already a douch good 4 nothing actor . jennifer u can do so much better .....

    December 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  17. benzy

    doesn't want kersten to see others...kersten said happy but would like to go on 1 more date...

    December 11, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  18. sultana

    well this movies going down the toilet fast real fast . both actors suck .

    December 11, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • chirpieguy

      You're out of date. The Town, Gone Baby Gone, and Argo are all great movies, which Ben either starred and directed or wrote in all three.

      In fact, he's had such great success as a director, I'm bummed he's going back to this well. And with Stewart. I bear the girl no ill will, but I've yet to find a role from her that has stirred me.

      December 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shay

      Sultana is right. Ben Affleck might not suck ALL the time, but Kristen Stewart sure does. She'll bring this movie down to the point of obscurity.

      January 10, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  19. Meh

    This broad is irritating.

    December 11, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  20. Observer

    Affleck needs to stay away from comedy. Just ask JLo...

    December 11, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  21. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    Wonder who she had to sleep with to get this role. Both directors maybe???

    December 11, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  22. Richard

    Affleck is a good director, but a terrible actor.

    December 11, 2012 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
    • chirpieguy

      I'd say he's an OK actor in the right role. But you're right, I much prefer him as a director.

      December 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Beautiful☆Vixen

    So, this movie is pretty much going to suck. This girl hardly ever smiles. She always has this dumbstruck look on here face. She needs to get tickled with a feather or something.

    December 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace

      I can't believe she didn't land a role on Walking Dead...as a zombie.

      December 11, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Beautiful☆Vixen

      Lol..Yes, she sure would have made a good one.

      December 11, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Macey

      If you honestly believe that, I have to believe you've never bothered to really look at pictures or watch her movies and are just buying into the haters standard insult. The facts don't back it up, but it's the go-to comment from people who don't want to say anything nice about her, for whatever reason.

      December 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny

      What "facts" are those? Including the fact that you have an opinion?

      December 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |

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