Rodrigo Santoro has signed on to star in Focus for Warner Bros. alongside Will Smith and Margot Robbie.

The story centers on a veteran con man (Will Smith) who takes a young woman (Margot Robbie) under his wing and teaches her the illicit trade before falling for her. Years later, they reunite in Buenos Ares as he is planning a complicated operation. Rodrigo Santoro is playing the target of this con, the owner of an international racing team who is also trying to win over Margot Robbie's character.

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are directing from their own original script, with Denise Di Novi producing for the studio. Shooting is scheduled to begin this October in New Orleans and Buenos Ares.

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Rodrigo Santoro most recently starred in The Last Stand, and he will next be seen in 300: Rise of an Empire, Jane Got a Gun and The 33.