Ben Affleck drops out of 'Focus'
Kristen Stewart still set to star in con artist film from 'Crazy Stupid Love' directors
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Ben Affleck just can't stay in "Focus."
The busy actor-director has dropped out of Warner Bros.' upcoming con artist comedy due to scheduling conflicts, according to Variety.
"Focus," which centers on a veteran grifter who takes a younger girl under his wing, will still go forward with a plan to shoot this coming spring. There's no word on who will replace Affleck however.
In addition to picking up multiple awards for directing and starring in "Argo," Affleck will soon be focusing on his next directorial effort, "Live By Night" and is also developing an adaptation of
Stephen King's "The Stand" at Warner Bros.
He and pal Matt Damon also have a biopic based on
Boston mobster Whitey Bulger in development.