Rodrigo Santoro (“300,” “Love Actually”) will play the foil to Will Smith in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s heist thriller “Focus” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Smith plays a con man who becomes romantically involved with a novice (Margot Robbie). He is then thrown off his game when the former flame shows up just as he’s staging an elaborate con in Buenos Aires.
Santoro plays the magnetic and powerful owner of an international auto racing team. He seeks Robbie’s affections, and hires Smith to gain a competitive edge for his racing team.
Denise Di Novi is producing. Filming begins in October in New Orleans and Buenos Aires.