“It’s about distraction. It’s about focus. The brain is slow and it can’t multitask. Tap him here, take from there.”
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 racecar 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 & 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 (TV’s House of Cards).