Ben Affleck Steps Out Of Focus With Kristen Stewart

Ben Affleck Steps Out Of ‘Focus’, Kristen Stewart Remains In Frame

Ben Affleck has withdrawn from Warner Bros.’s upcoming film Focus.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the “grifter rom-com” would have paired Affleck (Good Will Hunting, Argo) with Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga, On The Road).

Variety cites soures as saying “the actor very much wanted to do the film, the timing just couldn’t be worked out.”

Reportedly busy with writing, directing, producing, and starring in the upcoming Live by Night, The Stand, and an untitled Whitey Bulger project as well as promotion for the much acclaimed Argo, “insiders said an April start date on Focus just didn’t look possible for Affleck,” said Variety.

The shock news comes just days after Stewart told Huffington Post Entertainment that she and Affleck were confirmed for Focus.

“It’s a comedy,” the 22-year-old told Huffington Post. “I’m really excited about it. We start shooting in April.”

Reported Reasons For Affleck's Departure Is His Busy Schedule