As quickly as our interest was piqued by the idea of a Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart comedy, the leading man's dropped out of the project.
According to Variety, the "Argo" actor/director wanted to do the film but, with a busy schedule to keep in mind, couldn't nail down a right time to do it.
Just last week it was announced that Kristen Stewart was to co-star with Affleck in "Focus," playing the newbie con artist that Affleck's veteran hustler partners with.
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa ("Crazy, Stupid, Love.") were to write and direct the film, and shooting was expected to begin in April.
But Affleck has a lot on his plate: the untitled Whitey Bulger project he's working on with Matt Damon; another movie in development called "The Stand"; and a third movie he's writing, directing, producing and starring in called "Live by Night."
Add to that the upcoming awards season, in which Affleck is a major contender, and April isn't a comfortable fit.
Variety reports that the studio, Warner Bros. is now on the hunt for a new actor who can meet the April launch on production. Who'd you cast in Affleck's place?
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Sounds about right...His friends are the same way. DOGS.
Kristin can't act..so I say Ryan Gosling..who can't act either. But I really think they should give it to Snoop Dog.
i guarantee 2 things : he dropped out of the project because of pressure from his wife – concerned with stewart's reputation as a married man seducer and there will be news one day of a split between ben and jennifer over rumors of ben's infidelity – he just turned 40 – i'd say in the next 10 years we will be hearing that news. jennifer is also 40 – by 50 he will be starting another family with a younger woman. I could be wrong and they could be another joanne woodward and paul newman but i have a 50.00 wager with a friend that it isn't so...
oh you can guarantee can ya?? SOme people still trust their spouses you know.
Two words – William Shatner.
Ben Affleck is one lucky man . . . he has no talent but has managed to become a successful "movie star" anyway . . . I wouldn't pay 5 cents to see him in any movie!
Gee...Ben Affleck...an award winning director and writer, a gorgeous man, a bright and engaging interview...hmmm...Pan? What did you say you brought to the discussion? Oh that's right. Zip.
your an idiot
Ladies–step out time.
this project will work.
mine was good even at size 14 1/2.
A 'Ben Affleck & Kristen Stewart Comedy' has Gigli written all over it.
Way to dodge a bullet, Ben.
This is like taking Matchstick Men and removing Alison Lohman–or Léon without Natalie Portman. Got to be a comedy if you're casting Kristen Stewart in any of those roles.
And Pattinson would be a ridiculous person to cast in that role, assuming they maintain the age difference between lead and supporting.
He just doesn't want to work with a pathetic actress – I can't blame him
Cancel the project and dont give that bltch any more work in the film industry...
ben has a solid marriage. next.
Jennifer Garner probably told him not to work with that little tramp. Thus the "time constraint."
I don't blame him. I wouldn't have anything to do with this vampire tramp. She cheated on her boyfriend publicly. She slept with a married man. She had no regard for his wife or his children. You couldn't pay me to go to one of her movies.
Damian Lewis or Simon Baker
Pound for pound the worst actor in Hollywood.
...and then theres ben affleck
Neither of them has ever demonstrated anything which could even remotely be viewed as talent. They should both drop out, and thus save the public 114 minutes of precious life, otherwise drained by poor acting and even poorer scripting.
Never seen Good Will Hunting or the Town? Get out.
the many wives in 2013....so many wives are so backwards and live through blogs
they believe everything on a blog...
everyone knows your not rich....now stop bother ben while he's working...
he is the best guy a girl could hope for
IIf Mr. Affleck doesn't have the time to work on this project how is he going to find time to invade the Congo? Mr.Affleck, if you must insist on engaging in a mission such as you promoted I want to see you driving the lead vehicle
So if I want to cut off 1 of my 10 fingers, I'm insane. But if I want to cut off my one and only wingwang, there's absolutely nothing wrong with me.
Giggle. Yeah, right! No political correctness involved in this decision!
Why is it that when a celebrity lives their life in the public eye they are always critized? We are all placed here to live life and to learn from our life leasons. They are humans beings just like everyone else. If these two were not in the public eye you wouldnt see anyone talking about them. People who are in relationships should know that there is a fine line between love and hate. Maybe this time around it will be different for the two of them. No judgement here.
I would cast Bradley Cooper.
or Ryan Reynolds...
Pretentious lowlives. I bet they'll have an affair
Miss Bland is in a comedy? No wonder Ben wanted out.
I know, she sooo bland, not funny, she has no loyalty towards marriage and you know, the producers should replace Ben with Borat! That will be epic, either Borat or Bruno would do...lol
I agree....I don't think I've ever seen that girl smile, she's so aloof in her interviews...and her constant running of her hands in her hair drives me nuts...
Ben & Kristen probably would've turned into a BenKrista (Brangelina) so it's best they didn't make out on camera for Jen to see. Especially with her looking so trailer-park-scraggly these days with those annoying ponytails and untucked flannel shirts in parking lots while putting groceries in the car.
James McAvoy would be perfect! They would look good together. It was gonna be difficult to see her smooch with woody "Uncle Ben" ugh.
Who cares....he is getting rich because people like you watching his stupid movies his last movie he created is just to make Ameri can people see it he knows people hate Muslims and he know the opportunity you are a bunch of dumbs making this guy rich , yeah continue making this wannabees rich and wealthy ....I really don't care about Hollywood is just money ,violence ghetto people became rich and famous we know whot they are ...... they commit crimes and get off because "money talks" is just , madness!
Wow that was hard to read. Learn how to type.
i have to second. I understand your from a non-english speaking country and want to make a point, but it is difficult to do so with zero punctuation and a complete disregard for grammar. Good luck on your anti Ben Affleck kick. PS- he'll be running for senator of Massachusetts in a couple months to take Sen. Kerry's seat, so be prepared for that.
Can someone translate this please. All I could understand is Grrr BEN AFFLECK drool drool BAD grr grrr YOU LIKE BEN YOU STUPID Grrr growl stomp ME HATE AFFLECK ME SMARTER Grrr
Everybody hates Muslims.
and learn that this is an example of how most young men are nowadays....once many hit 40 most looked washed out and miserable
Ben is the man.
beautiful looking man (photo above)...love you ben and jen–best of holidays to you guys.
man i'm seeing is not an mrb.
Ben (photo above) and his family...our prayers are with you
Why the heck would you go from garnering critical acclaim directing Argo to throwing it all away to star in a buddy comedy with Kristen Stewart? I'm sure the explanation is to save face, but the real reason is that his manager slapped him across the face and screamed "Are you an idiot?" until he came to his senses.
Ben Affleck is bald. Nice hairpiece
because of his wife. jennfer encourages him to be a man and allows him to be him. i love jennifer gardner a model wife and mother. have you seen some of the garbage couples who are around-alot of men i know suffer because of
these women....not ben she is a perfect example of a women with self esteem.
calm down–who are you trying to convince? Do you know them personally? If not, stop talking out of your behind.
is the perfect guy and has a great marriage. he's loyal to his wife yet he does what he wants, he is never held back by jennifer. jennifer is not a nagging witch and ben doesn't feed her so she will keep her mouth closed.
they are the best.
I love this guy so much and respect his marriage to Jennifer...they get along yet they have their independence...
the perfect relationship. Ben is great eye candy also.lol (picture above)
I want the person who listening to my phone calls...
i want the person who is in my work computer, i want the person who took the pictures, i want the person who is in my life without my approval, i want the person who is in my home computer, I want the person who is in company information, i want the person who texted their name on my phone, i want person who looks a at my bank account, i want the person who took the donna summer video, i want the person who does not mind their own business i want the person who was listening to my cousins and i talking i want who sends me cmas texts, i want the person who takes over my emails...i want the person–
Yep, you need some help.
No Ben Affleck? Maybe now it'll be funny
that's why women love him.
he can't be forced into anything..he's his own man–
I think Eminem would be perfect to work with her. They could make beautiful music together.
THEY DO NOT WANT PEACE.....LEAVE EVERYTHING WHERE IT IS AGAIN...GET THE FEE BACK.
SOME OF YOU ARE MONITORING...JUST EMAIL THEM AND TELL THEM FOR GET IT FOR JANUARY
the guy i'm dating is 4 1/2 yrs younger....doesnt bother him–good for me.
age has nothing to do with it...my cousin is married 19 years to the same man and she is 5 year older...
if it works it works......i know people who are the same age that are in deep dysfunction and can't
stand each other.
I read Affleck is circling The Trail by M L Dunn, maybe that's why he dropped out of the picture with Kristen Stewart. He's a bit old for her anyway.
unless the 2 shifts are spoken too..these are the examples of poor directing-thanks
unless the 2 shifts are spoken too..this are the examples of poor directing-thanks
I thought she already did a bunch of comedies... Twilight anyone?
ben is not a good actor he plays the innocent type - yet he's doing all the directing behind the scenes.
The only funny thing I see about a potetial K-Stew comedy movie are the comments on this page
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wow nothing to do with this subject omen .
I don't blame him at all. I'd drop out of any movie she's in too.
Couldn’t nail down a right time to do it? Or, he was afraid he was going to find the time to nail it/her..hmmm
Too bad for him. I hear she's easy. I know I'd do her in a heartbeat.
All I know is that Kristen Stewart is a hot piece of monkey.
Good because he can't act!!! Stick to producing and directing Ben!
And Kristen Stewart can act? Sure if all she has to do is stand there looking dumb with her mouth hanging open.
Adrien Brody, please!
Adrian Brody, definitely. He would own this role.
I agree Adrien Brody could nail this part. but cmon, KStew in a comedy? I don't think she could make anything funny. I hope Ben never appears in a movie with KStew, as her presence would ensure failure.
I wonder if his wife made him do that.
Wondering the same thing. Anyway, Ben is too much of a personality and this "association" would detract from his "serious" work. Ben wants to be taken seriously. His recent projects have substance and style. This " lightweight" wannabee should never be seen with Ben.
i would so cast robert pattinson in the movie focus to be in the movie with kristen stewart all the way robert pattinson to take ben's place. i know alot of more people would go see the movie and even be interested in looking at the movie even with robert pattinson in it with kristen stewart way more fans if kristen wil get people to want to see the movie but with rob oh there you go
Like wow. You're totally a space cadet.
As if the two of them haven't made enough s-ty boring movies together already.
Whatever you're drinking, CAN I HAVE SOME?
I'm sure Ben Affleck fans are thrilled to hear that. There's a time & place but this ain't it.
Yes, and Elvis' gyrating hips are going to corrupt our kids too!
Preach on, Brutha!
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