Will Smith leads the cast in the big screen crime drama Focus, which centers on Nick, a veteran grifter who becomes a mentor to Jess, a beautiful young amateur played by Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street). Not surprisingly, the two con artists eventually become romantically involved, which complicates their relationship.
Uncomfortable with the situation, Nick abruptly breaks things off. But Nick and Jess are destined to meet again under different circumstances. Fast forward three years: Nick is in the middle of a dangerous scheme in Buenos Aires when Jess suddenly shows up. Her unexpected arrival interferes with Nick's plans, and she ends up being a big distraction, proving that even a seasoned pro like Nick has his weaknesses.
The cast also features Rodrigo Santoro of the 300 film franchise, along with B.D. Wong (Law & Order Special Victims Unit), Stephanie Honoré (Now You See Me), TV's Gerald McRaney and McRaney's Longmire co-star Robert Taylor.
The film was written and directed by long-time collaborators Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who have teamed up on several high profile movies, including Bad Santa and Crazy, Stupid Love.
This Warner Bros. production, shot in New Orleans, is the first R-rated flick Smith has done since Bad Boys II, released back in 2003. Like many other memorable crime caper movies, Focus has its share of twists and turns, as is evident from the new trailer.
Focus will open in theaters nationwide on February 27, 2015. See the trailer below.
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