After directing the delightful duo that is Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in last year’s Crazy, Stupid, Love, directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are looking to get the two back together for their new comedic project, Focus. The film would tell the story of a veteran conman (Gosling) who becomes romantically involved with a young up-and-comer (Stone) and how their relationship comes back to torture them when they meet up once again years later.
Since the project is still in an early stage of development, Deadline reports that the two actors have yet to be officially approached for the roles. Nonetheless, Ficarra and Requa have expressed their strong desire to reunite with their stars and we can see why. Gosling and Stone are two of the most exciting and charming young actors in Hollywood and I would be more than happy to watch them read the phone book for an hour and a half.
The question is whether the two will be available given their understandably busy schedules. Gosling has recently wrapped Only God Forgives with Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn and the two are looking to collaborate once again in Logan’s Run. The actor is also set to appear in two Terrence Malick films later this year. Meanwhile, Stone will star this summer in The Amazing Spider-Man and later this year alongside Gosling in the period crime drama The Gangster Squad.
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