After Ben Affleck's departure from Focus in December, the film's female lead Kristen Stewart has now reportedly exited the project.
Men in Black star Will Smith is in talks for the role vacated by Affleck, said the Hollywood Reporter.
The thriller is being directed by Crazy, Stupid, Love helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
Focus is about a con man, who becomes romantically involved with a novice. He is then thrown off his game when the former flame shows up just as he is staging an elaborate con in Buenos Aires.