Hollywood actor Ben Affleck was set to star alongside Kristen Stewart in the movie Focus but it appears that this is no longer the case. Ben is said to have dropped out of the movie due to his busy schedule, which is easily believable, considering how in demand he is right now.
While this is bad news for the movies writers/directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love.), the good news is that they still have Kristen Stewart and plenty of time to find a replacement for Affleck before they begin shooting the film.
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will now be hunting for the best possible candidate to replace Ben Affleck and somebody who will have good onscreen chemistry with Kristen Stewart. Ben and Kristen were due to play love interests in Focus but now the search for a new male lead is on.
As for Ben Affleck, well he has just finished filming the movie Runner, Runner, which sees him star alongside Justin Timberlake. Meanwhile, his next project will be the big screen adaptation of Live By Night, which will see Ben write, produce, direct, and star in.