Will Smith in Crime-Thriller ‘Focus’ [WATCH VIDEO]

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Will Smith in Crime-Thriller ‘Focus’ [WATCH VIDEO]

After starring in numerous sequels, an all-out drama and an undermined dystopic film, Will Smith makes his comeback in the big screen as the ultimate con in “Focus.” Read on to know more about this preview.

After the huge flop of “After Earth,” we’ve only seen minor to none appearances from one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actor. Playing a minor role in movies that followed “Winter’s Tale” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” Will Smith sure hasn’t gotten his acting prowess back in the game, until his latest crime-thriller teaser surfaces online to taunt everybody with its compelling premise.


Looking at the trailer alone, you could already sense that he’s mixed his acting styles in order to create a new character that is a con extraordinaire. There are three words that could directly describe the teaser: sleek, sexy and compelling. These are the qualities that you can definitely look forward to in Will Smith’s upcoming film together with “The Wolf of Wall Street” damsel Margot Robbie. She may be new to the eyes of money, but it would seem that she’s not just the eye candy she was initially introduced to be.

According to Screen Rant, the movie revolves greatly on Smith’s character Nicky, a veteran con artist and his complicated relationship with Jess, the newbie. With the efforts of mentoring the lass and turning her into a new kind of con artist, the two get romantically involved, which led him to call everything off as it further complicates things not just for the two of them but for their conning team as well. Going on different directions of their lives, the two eventually meet once more during one of Nicky’s shady assignments ,and it’s when things finally went uncontrollable.

In another matter of the film, Cinema Blend reports that the film came out from the joint creativity of helmsmen Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Avidly looking back, they are known for their comedic outputs “Crazy Stupid Love” and “I Love You, Philip Morris.” They were also the ones who penned “Bad Santa” and “The Bad News Bears” for Academy Award Winner Billy Bob Thornton. Judging on the previous film they’ve created, it’s safe to assume that “Focus” will have its share of heavy sarcasm and dark humors even if the trailer only showcased the film to be a crime-thriller.

Nonetheless, Will Smith is definitely going back to the R-rated film assortment with “Focus,” and it will open in theaters on Feb. 27, 2015.

That concludes our preview for Will Smith’s upcoming crime-thriller “Focus.” Continue to visit Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on celebrities, movies and TV series.

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