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12/19/2012 03:54 pm ET Updated Dec 19, 2012

Ben Affleck & 'Focus': Actor Drops Out Of Upcoming Kristen Stewart Movie

Days after Kristen Stewart confirmed that she will be appearing in the film "Focus," Ben Affleck is reportedly dropping out of it.

According to Variety, Affleck will not appear in the film because "while the actor very much wanted to do the film, the timing just couldn't be worked out."

Earlier this month, Stewart spoke with HuffPost Entertainment and confirmed rumors that she would star in "Focus." "It's a comedy," she told HuffPost. "I'm really excited about it. We start shooting in April."

Affleck was originally on board to play Stewart's love interest, filming "passionate" kissing scenes, and appearing post-coital in bed with the actress. Stewart was cast as "an inexperienced con artist" who learns the trade, and becomes romantically involved with the veteran Affleck, according to Deadline.

"Focus," which doesn't have a release date yet, is due out from Warner Bros. The film is directed and written by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa ("Crazy, Stupid, Love").

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