With little over a fortnight until release, Warner Bros. has unveiled a bevy of sleek and stylish new images for its romantic thriller, Focus, which stars Will Smith and The Wolf of Wall Street‘s Margot Robbie.
Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the caper movie will primarily follow Smith’s Nicky, an expert con-artist who becomes professionally and romantically involved with Robbie’s Jess as he educates her in the fine arts of high-profile thieving. However, the pair’s once-explosive relationship soon begins to threaten the job at hand, and when one of the biggest heists of their lives lies before them, it’s not long before the couple find themselves at ends with one another.
Part romantic comedy, part dark drama, Focus is a peculiar concoction of genres as evidenced by the film’s most-recent trailer. Still, with two of the biggest stars in Hollywood at the helm — with Smith bringing long-established star power balanced with Robbie’s status as a promising up-and-comer — Ficarra and Requa’s thriller certainly has our attention.
Focus is scheduled to open in theaters on February 27 and, as we learned recently, in certain IMAX chains as well. To whet your appetite, you can take a look at the action both in front of and behind the camera via the gallery below.
Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.