Can a veteran blockbuster star and a rising actress give a new lease on life to the “con artist” genre? Granted, it’s not a genre that has an overabundance of entries, particularly lately, but the duo are hoping to bring some laughter, sexiness, danger and drama with “Focus,” and a new trailer for the movie is here.
Written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the movie follows master con artist Nicky, who teaches newcomer Jess the tricks of the trade and also gets romantically entangled with his charge before the relationship is called off. Three years later, Jess resurfaces as a femme fatale in Buenos Aires, which could throw Nicky’s latest scheme into jeopardy. This latest trailer brings another look at the twisty tale and at the two stars who it just so happens will also have roles in a little movie called “Suicide Squad.”
“Focus” opens on February 27th. Watch below.