In the movie Focus – from Warner Bros., not Focus Features – a veteran grifter (Will Smith) takes a young, white, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved.
Comedian Artie Lange was offered a role in the movie Focus via text message while hosting his late-night sports talk show. The following night, he turned down the role, trashing Will Smith and the film’s screenplay at length in the process, because the character he was asked to play was “a five hundred pound Persian” named “Fatass Farhad.”
As of December 22, 2014, Margot Robbie, costar of the movie Focus, is ranked #7 of all people on the #1 movie website in the world, imdb.com, while Will Smith, worth 1/4 of a billion dollars, is ranked at #197. Someone has a great publicist and it ain’t Will Smith.