Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Roar Power
Jurassic World unleashed on iTunes
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

Ron Perlman Part Of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
And he may be a fantastic beast
Exclusive New Poster For Tangerine
'Tis the season to get even
Samara Weaving Will Be The Babysitter
In McG's coming-of-age horror
Horror Comic The Woods Heading To Television
Universal Cable Productions does deal with Boom!
More Movie News

05 October 2015
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Leaves Collateral Beauty
The Will Smith drama is without a director
More Movie News

01 June 2016
More Future Films

Focus (2015)
Empire Star Rating
300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Wolf Of Wall Street (2014)
Empire Star Rating
After Earth (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Last Stand (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Rodrigo Santoro Has Focus
He's joined the heist film

20 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

He’ll be back in body lotion and piercings as god-emperor Xerxes in 300: Rise Of An Empire, but we can expect Rodrigo Santoro to look more like himself when he appears in con man pic Focus.

Will Smith is starring in the film, which finds a con artist getting romantically involved with a novice grifter (The Wolf Of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie), only for the partnership to sour. Flash-forward in time, and our hero is setting up an elaborate heist in Buenos Aires when the owner of an international racing team (Santoro) hires him to help gain an edge over the competition. But when Robbie shows up again, both men compete for her affections and the love triangle’s sharp edges start to cut…

Crazy, Stupid, Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa wrote the script and are planning to start cranking the cameras this October in New Orleans and Buenos Aires.

Santoro, as mentioned, will return to power in 300: Rise Of An Empire, which marches into our cinemas on March 7 next year. He’s at work on portmanteau drama Rio, eu te amo (acting in Carlos Saldanha’s segment) and will also lend his voice to Blue Sky’s 'toon sequel Rio 2, which, perhaps not-so-coincidentally is also directed by Saldanha. And if that’s not enough, he recently wrapped Jane Got A Gun.

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

Dead Snow Sequel Casts First Victims
Martin Starr packs for Norway
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Empire's Best Horror Films For Halloween
An unlucky thirteen triple-bills

Emily Blunt Talks Sicario
On the five-star thriller, puke acting and taking Tom Cruise to The Box

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available 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)