Focus Trailer: Will Smith as ‘Master of Misdirection’


Will Smith is back in February 2015 with the lead role in Focus, a film about a professional con artist who takes on a Gen-Y mentee played by Australian actress Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street). But when the student attempts to outshine the master, things go awry…

Focus also stars Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro (300 films, Rio films, Lost) and veteran actor Gerald McRaney (House of Cards, Redtails, Southland). Watch the new trailer from Warner Bros. and read the full synopsis below!

Synopsis from Warner Bros: Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes race car circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.

Focus is written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love.). Denise Di Novi (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) is the producer, with Charlie Gogolak and Stan Wlodkowski serving as executive producers.

The cast is headed by Oscar nominee Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness, Ali), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), Rodrigo Santoro (the 300 films) and Gerald McRaney (HBO’s House of Cards). Apollo Robbins, nicknamed The Gentleman Thief, served as a consultant, conceiving and choreographing original sleight-of-hand maneuvers.

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