Will Smith Explains the Art of the Con in New FOCUS Trailer

     February 13, 2015

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A new international trailer for the caper Focus has been released online. Directed by Crazy, Stupid, Love. helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the film revolves around a seasoned con man named Nicky (Will Smith) who becomes romantically involved with Jess, a novice con artist (Margot Robbie), only to subsequently break things off when she gets too close for comfort. Three years later, Jess—now an accomplished femme fatale—pops back into Nicky’s life, throwing his latest scheme into jeopardy.

This trailer has a few bits of new footage, but it mostly gets the same point across: the movie traverses a variety of different tones, and Smith and Robbie make a very handsome romantic pair. Given the premise and talent onscreen, I’m hoping for something along the lines of Charade. But thus far the trailers have failed to really capture my attention in any sort of commanding way. Here’s hoping the full film delivers.

Watch the new Focus trailer below (via The Playlist). The film also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, and BD Wong. Focus opens in theaters on February 27th.

Here’s the official synopsis for Focus:

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.

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