Will Smith is a Con Man in First Trailer for Ficarra & Requa's 'Focus'

October 9, 2014


"I can convince anyone of anything." Following the first look photos this morning, the first trailer for Will Smith's latest film Focus has arrived. The film is directed by Crazy Stupid Love filmmaking duo John Requa & Glenn Ficarra, and they seem to be injecting the romance from that film into the world of deception. Smith plays a con man who takes a beautiful woman (Margot Robbie) under his wing, but while he's turning her into a great con artist, he's also falling for her. That complicates things when she has to use her sexuality to help pull off a big job. It doesn't look bad, but also doesn't seem remarkable. Watch?

Here's the first trailer for Glenn Ficarra & John Requa's Focus direct from YouTube:

Focus is written and directed by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love, I Love You Phillip Morris). The film follows a professional conman (Will Smith) and someone just learning the criminal art (Margot Robbie of The Wolf of Wall Street and About Time) and how their past relationship comes back into play when they meet up again years later as one of them is planning an elaborate con in Buenos Aires. Rodrigo Santoro also stars in the film which Warner Bros. Pictures releases on February 27th, 2015.

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  • ragethorn
    Poor Will.
  • Nielsen700
    It's always nice to see my bud Willi in stuff.
  • OfficialJab
    Weird use of Bad Religion
  • Jonathan
    Good to see Will as a leading man again. It doesn't look bad but con movies always disappoint me because I'm ALWAYS expecting the twist. It's difficult to lower your guard.
    • Chris Amaya
      There is a twist of sorts in this but it's pretty lame. lol
  • mooreworthy
    Seems alright, as stated, not remarkabl but I will check it out on Redbox.
  • SkyNet300
    Ugh Will Smith is starring in it? No thanks
  • SkyNet300
    He needs to play a villain to switch things up. He's such coward when it comes to changing his image.
    • movieguyryan .
      I know, right? That's why he should have done Django Unchained. Something a bit edgier.
  • Chris Amaya
    Saw this at a preview screening earlier this year. I thought Will Smith was miscast for the role. Jaime Foxx would have been better. And that ending....ugh.....
  • Jamie Holmes
    Will... Smith.... :/
  • Nash
    Meh just look okay. Will Smith could be doing a lot better stuff.
  • Simple Sam
    It looks good, I'd watch it.
  • R3last
    It looks very paint by numbers, he falls for her after multiple "you don't get involved speeches." She gets too close on a job, he gets jealous swoops in to "save her," ruins the job. Both get in trouble..blah blah blah. I'll pass or wait for netflix when my wife tries to make me watch it.
    • Eduardo Maal
      Also, in the end, she's the one who cons him.
  • Matthew
  • darius
    I'd really like to see Smith play a true villain, like Denzel in Training Day or Tom Cruise in Collateral. He's always a good or sympathetic character. I'd like to see a different side.
  • Eduardo Maal
    Let me guess; con man takes on student. Student is really good. Student apparently screws things up, so that con man has to fix it by spending a lot of money. In fact, con man gets conned by student. Matchstick men 2.
  • steve
    Feels like I haven't seen a new Will Smith movie in YEARS
  • shiboleth
    Yeah, Margot Robbie. And again, Margot Robbie... I don't see any other reason to see this flick...




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