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Ben Affleck leaves Kristen Stewart movie 'Focus' due to schedule issue

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Ben Affleck is no longer attached to star opposite Kristen Stewart in Focus.

The Argo actor and director was keen to take on the project but has been forced to drop out because of his busy schedule, according to Variety.

Ben Affleck, Argo after party, London, 17.10.12

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A new actor will be sought to star with Stewart, with the the movie still tipped to begin shooting in spring 2013.

Focus will be written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) and features an experienced con artist showing a newcomer the tricks of the trade.

Argo was recently named the Digital Spy movies team's top film of 2012.

The actor is planning to direct an adaptation of Stephen King horror novel The Stand, and is also preparing to write, direct and star in a big-screen version of Dennis Lehane's Live By Night.

Watch Digital Spy's red carpet interviews from the London premiere of Argo below:

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