“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).
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300", this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield - on the sea - as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
"300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
The epic graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City) assaults the screen with the blood, thunder and awe of its ferocious visual style faithfully recreated in an intense blend of live-action and CGI animation. Retelling the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, it depicts the titanic clash in which king Leonidas (Gerald Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. Experience history at swordpoint and movie making with a cutting edge.