Posted by | Ray Cornelius

In April, we reported that Will Smith was replacing Ryan Gosling in a new film about an inexperienced female con artist who teams up with a more season male con artist entitled, Focus. At the time, the studio was also casting for a new lead actress who would replace Emma Stone.

Well, now JUST JARED has revealed that Margot Robbie will star in the film alongside Smith and that taping begins next month in New Orleans. As previously reported, Focus  will center on a veteran grifter who takes a young, attractive woman under his wing. However, things get complicated when they become romantically involved.

This is Smith’s second time playing a trickster. His first time was in the film, Six Degrees of Separation  which was inspired by real-life con artist, the late David Hampton.

RC will continue to keep you posted as more of this story develops.