Actor and director Ben Affleck has officially confirmed that he will no longer take part in the upcoming romantic comedy, Focus, opposite Kristen Stewart.
Although news broke weeks ago that Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart would play on-screen love interests in the upcoming film, Focus, about an experienced con artist who teaches a young female protege the tricks of the trade, Affleck is officially out of the project.
According to Ben Affleck’s representative, the star stated that his schedule was just too busy to fit Focus into his timeline. So far the film’s production team, which includes writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (I Love You Phillip Morris), has not announced a replacement.
Affleck will soon be juggling directorial duties on two new films, the thriller Tell No One and an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night.
With awards season about to get into full swing, Ben Affleck is currently celebrating multiple Golden Globe nominations for his political thriller Argo, about the Iran hostage crisis in 1979.
Filming on Focus will begin in April 2013.