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Report: Ben Affleck drops out of 'Focus'

Posted by Emily Wright  December 19, 2012 03:36 PM

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Little more than a week after "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart confirmed her role in the upcoming film "Focus," Ben Affleck has dropped out, Variety reports. The Boston-bred actor was signed up to to costar in the movie, playing the role of a grifter who takes in a young, attractive apprentice with whom he later becomes romantically involved.

The father of three and the 2012 GQ filmmaker of the year doesn't have time for the production, according to the Variety post.

Affleck is reportedly working on his next directorial project, "Live By Night."

Are you disappointed that you won't see a pairing of "Besten Affwart"? (Vulture dubbed the acting duo by this name, which we think is worth noting.) Discuss in the comments!

Below, Stewart confirmed her role in the film.

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