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Actress Kristen Stewart has signed on to what can be considered her first post-Twilight role.

She confirmed to Huffington Post that she’ll star opposite Ben Affleck in an upcoming comedy entitled Focus.

“It’s a comedy. I’m really excited about it. We start shooting in April,” said Stewart on the news. The film is reportedly about “an inexperienced con artist” who hooks up with Affleck in at least one passionate love scene.

Affleck seems to be equally excited about the news. The star, who’s been in the headlines recently thanks to his brilliant film Argo, said he hoped Stewart would join because she’s “terrific.”

Stewart has had a big year. Besides The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, she also starred in Snow White and the Huntsman as Snow and On the Road as Marylou. Then there was that very public scandal with Rob Pattinson which ended up resolved.

Other than Focus, the only project she has lined up is the strongly rumored Snow White and the Huntsman 2. Universal wants to move forward on the film but is still deciding on the direction of the franchise. Rupert Sanders, who helmed Huntsman, is likely to not return because it was he who was involved in the aforementioned scandal with Stewart.

Do you think Stewart has the acting chops for a comedy role opposite Affleck?

  • Alex

    Kristen Stewart in a comedy?
    That sounds promising…

  • http://about.me/dshana Shana Debusschere

    Wouldn’t Snow White and On the Road be considered post Twilight as well? They were filmed later weren’t they?

    • http://www.hypable.com/ Andrew Sims

      Filming wise yes, but release wise this is currently the first post-Twilight.

      • http://about.me/dshana Shana Debusschere

        Ah, yes that’s a way to look at it. Anyway, I’d love to see how Stewart does with comedy.

    • LLoou

      On The Road was filmed in 2009.

  • http://twitter.com/LaCoraDora Cora Dora

    It might just be my love of Ben Affleck and trust in him, but I’m actually super excited for this. I think people judge Stewart too harshly just off of Twilight (admittedly I haven’t seen the films), but Hollywood seems to like her so she must be doing something right. And I always like her in interviews, she’s quite witty. We’ll see if that translates well into a comedic role.

    • Daughter of Eve

      Hollywood likes her fans. I honestly used to like her acting, Speak being her best performance, but not so much since Twilight. I would like to see her in a comedic role so lets see.

  • Lauren

    I love how the leading men continue to get older yet the leading women get younger. LOL.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045615098 Riana-Tiana Menezes

      Haha I know right? As much as I wanted to, I just wouldn’t buy Bradley Cooper hooking up with Jennifer Lawrence. Something was just off.

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