Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
He's having a laugh
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
He's having a laugh
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Tarzan
01 June 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Focus (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Wolf Of Wall Street (2014)
Empire Star Rating
After Earth (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Men In Black 3 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
A Man's Story (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Will Smith's Focus Snags A Female Lead
Margot Robbie signing up to co-star

16 July 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Margot Robbie

Will Smith is on the grift in Warner Bros.' conman movie Focus and Margot Robbie will be joining him to pick a metaphoric pocket or two. It seems that the Australian actress has emerged successful from a series of chemistry reads with Smith that saw her vanquish actresses of the calibre of Michelle Williams, Jessica Biel and Rose Byrne to snare the role opposite Smith. According to Variety, the final pick was between Robbie and Olivia Munn.

Smith, who could use a hit after the smoking ruins of After Earth, was himself a replacement for Ryan Gosling, originally picked to recreate Crazy, Stupid, Love's pairing with Emma Stone until scheduling issues kiboshed the plan.

Crazy, Stupid, Love writer/director pair Glenn Ficarra and John Requa penned Focus, which will see Robbie playing a ingénue confidence trickster who falls in with a more accomplished veteran of the art (Smith). Things get even knottier when the pair become romantically involved.

It's shaping up to be a big year or two for Robbie. Alongside Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street, the actress has Richard Curtis' time-travel romance About Time and the sure-to-be-awardsy Suite Francaise coming soon. There's also crime thriller Violent Talent in which she'll be locking lips with Garrett Hedlund as a gangster's moll.

C,S, L / Ed Wood producer Denise Di Novi is signing the cheques on this one.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

First Shot Of Sean Penn In The Gunman
Has gun, will scowl
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Neighbours hatches again!
Margot Robbie is yet another actor to make the transition from the Aussie soap to Hollywood. How many is that so far? More

Posted by olirog at 10:41 on 16 July 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)