The comedy/crime drama Focus has been picking up on its marking the last few weeks. While a good amount of people may not be looking forward to it because it’s a February release, I for one am pretty intrigued by it and am excited to see what it’s got. Plus, just the fact that the headline names are Will Smith and Margot Robbie raises my interest even more. Now that we’ve seen the trailers, a number of clips have been released giving us some more looks at Focus.
Nicky is a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess. 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.
Like I said, I’m pretty interested to see how well this story can hold up. I’m pretty positive that the main characters won’t be a problem as two great actors are in the roles, the key here is if everything can flow smoothly and keep it up for a full-lengths time.
Focus opens on February 27th, 2015. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Rodrigo Santoro.