Kristen Stewart to Play Con Artist in Ben Affleck Film

kristen stewart and ben affleck in con artist flick

Now that her Bella Swan role has ended, actress Kristen Stewart is looking for a few good acting opportunities -- including an upcoming Warner Bros. comedy flick that could have her working with 'Argo' star Ben Affleck.

Stewart is reportedly negotiating for a role in 'Focus,' playing a rookie con artist alongside Affleck's full fledged swindler character.  Things get complicated when their thoughts turn to romance instead of fraud.

According to Variety, the lead roles were initially offered to Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, who both had scheduling conflicts.

The project will commence after Affleck completes filming a crime drama-thriller 'Runner, Runner,' about a businessman who owns an offshore gambling operation.  His co-star is newlywed Justin Timberlake.

Kristen hit the red carpet over the weekend to promote her latest project, 'One the Road.'

She and on-again boyfriend Robert Pattinson will appear together next week at the L.A. premiere of 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2,' the final installment of the hugely successful film series.

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