It has been a long time since Will Smith has made a movie that wasn’t a sequel, an action movie or a grim faced drama; Maybe you’d have to go all the way back to 2005’s “Hitch.” But the Fresh Prince is back with something a bit lighter in “Focus” (at least initially) and the first trailer for the movie is here.
Co-starring “The Wolf Of Wall Street” star Margot Robbie and written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Bad Santa,” “I Love You Phillip Morris“), the film tells the tale of an older grifter who takes a newcomer to the trade under his wing, but things get complicated when they fall in love. It’s a project that has been long in the works and at various times had Ryan Gosling, Ben Affleck, Kristen Stewart and Emma Stone attached.
But the Smith/Robbie version is the one made it in front of cameras, and you can glimpse the result with the first trailer below. “Focus” opens on February 27, 2015.