Warner Bros. picked up the directors' script, which focuses on a con artist who teaches a new grifter the tricks of the trade, before they become romantically involved. Their paths cross again in the future, which complicates both their lives. No offers have been issued to either actor yet.
Denise Di Novi is attached to produce the project, which is still in the early stages of development. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone also share the screen in Warner Bros.' period crime saga The Gangster Squad, due in theaters October 12.
No production schedule was given for Focus.
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