Theatrical premiere: February 27, 2015
Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Rodrigo Santoro
It’s about distraction. It’s about focus. The brain is slow and it can’t multitask. Tap him here, take from there
Directors: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
Screenwritesr: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
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).
The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Xavier Grobet (Enough Said), production designer Elizabeth Mickle (Drive), editor Jan Kovac (HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm), and from Crazy, Stupid, Love., costume designer Dayna Pink and composer Nick Urata. Apollo Robbins, nicknamed The Gentleman Thief, served as a consultant, conceiving and choreographing original sleight-of-hand maneuvers.
“Focus” Cast in Stills
Will Smith as Nicky Spurgeon
Margot Robbie as Jess Barrett
Rodrigo Santoro as Garriga
Gerald McRaney as Owens
BD Wong as Liyuan
Robert Taylor as McEwen
Dominic Fumusa as Jared
Brennan Brown as Horst
Griff Furst as Gareth
Adrian Martinez as Farhad
Film frames from “Focus”
Di Novi Pictures
Kramer & Sigman Films
Warner Bros. Pictures