Kristen Stewart: 'I Can Confirm' I'm Co-Starring With Ben Affleck In Focus

December 10, 2012
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Kristen Stewart's post-"Twilight" career is off to a good start.

After a month of buzz claiming the 22-year-old beauty was being considered to star alongside Ben Affleck in the upcoming Warner Bros. comedy "Focus," Kristen herself has revealed she nabbed the role.

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"I can confirm that rumor," she told The Huffington Post of the casting news.

The actress, whose latest movie "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" (the final film in "The Twilight Saga") is still burning up the box office, is thrilled to be getting a humorous change of pace.

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"It's a comedy. I'm really excited about it," she told the website. "We start shooting in April."

Kristen will play a rookie con artist alongside Ben, who will play an experienced swindler. The fraud-loving pair's relationship grows complicated when they begin to develop romantic feelings for one another.

As previously reported on, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa ("Crazy, Stupid, Love.") will direct "Focus," while Denise DiNovi ("The Lucky One," "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") is set to produce.

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-- Erin O'Sullivan

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