The movie pits Will Smith’s seasoned con man against Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbit, a scrappy pickpocket keen to learn from him. “How do two people fall in love in a world where the truth is like currency?” asks Requa. Ficarra meanwhile was quick to praise Robbie: “Will said, ‘You’re going to have trouble finding a girl because I kind of have a large personality.’ And he was right. But Margot walked in and just put everybody on their heels. When she walked out of the room, Will turned to us and said, ‘Mmhm.'”
According to some new details which were released today, the two soon become close and that’s when Nicky (Smith) backs away from Jess (Robbie). Three years later and the pair are reunited in the lovely Buenos Aires, but Jess is now apparently the kind of adversary who could throw Nicky’s biggest scam to date.
How did Margot Robbie, who is currently shooting Tarzan here in the UK prepare for the role? “When I was first in training one of the crew guys came in and (Robbins) told me to steal his phone while he was in the room. I was panicking,” says Robbie. “The guy ended up catching me with my hand in his back pocket and it was as if I was trying to touch his (butt)! It was so humiliating! He avoided me like the plague after that.”
Focus also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, BD Wong, Robert Taylor, and Dominic Fumusa.