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Focus (2015)

  • Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 27 February 2015 (USA)
  • Filming Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Director: Brad Bird
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Focus (2015)

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  • IMDb page: Focus (2015)
  • Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 27 February 2015 (USA)
  • Filming Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Director: Brad Bird
  • Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Nick Urata   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Glenn Ficarra 
  • John Requa 

Known Trivia

  • After Ryan Gosling dropped out, the role was offered to Brad Pitt but he declined and Ben Affleck, who dropped out citing “scheduling conflicts.” 31 of 32 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Kristen Stewart was cast but dropped out when Will Smith joined the project. Stewart dropped out citing the major age difference. 59 of 64 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Will Smith’s first R rated film since 2003’s Bad Boys II. 28 of 29 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Michelle Williams, Jessica Biel, Rose Byrne and Olivia Munn were considered to replace Kristen Stewart before the role went to Margot Robbie. 23 of 24 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • It was originally scheduled to star Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone but both dropped out. 34 of 38 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Rumored to be the first major Hollywood feature to be edited with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X on 27″ iMacs. In December 2013 Neil Smith (Hollywood DI & LumaForge) spoke at the Digital Cinema Society forum dropping several hints as to the identity of a film being edited on FCPX including the studio, the multiple directors and the producer which ultimately add up to only one real possibility. 20 of 22 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Comedian Artie Lange was offered a role in the film 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.” 21 of 25 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: A veteran grifter takes a young, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved. |  »

Story: A veteran grifter takes a young, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved.

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Denise Di Novi known as producer
  • Charlie Gogolak known as executive producer
  • Stan Wlodkowski known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Margot Robbie known as Jess Barrett
  • Will Smith known as Nicky
  • Rodrigo Santoro
  • BD Wong known as Liyuan
  • Gerald McRaney known as Ownes
  • Robert Taylor known as McEwen
  • Christopher Heskey known as Chicago Fan
  • Adrian Martinez known as Farhad
  • Brennan Brown known as Horst
  • Stephanie Honoré known as Janice (as Stephanie Honore)
  • Laura Flannery known as Cheerleader
  • Dominic Fumusa known as Jared
  • Joe Chrest known as Jeweler
  • Griff Furst known as Gareth
  • Kate Adair known as Thief (Nicky's Crew)
  • Don Yesso known as Coach
  • Rebecca Collins known as Threshers fan
  • Han Soto known as Head of Team Japan
  • Tom Bui known as Sky Box Businessman
  • James Rawlings known as Andrew
  • David Jensen known as German tourist
  • Thomas Francis Murphy known as Hustler
  • Olga Wilhelmine known as Nicky's Crew
  • Billy Slaughter known as Thief (Nicky's Crew)
  • Nina Leon known as BA Reporter
  • Darrell Foster known as Head of Team Italy
  • Stephanie McIntyre known as Pedestrian
  • Candice Michele Barley known as Liyuan's Supermodel guest
  • Chip Carriere known as Lead Official
  • Cynthia LeBlanc known as Hotel guest
  • Ross P. Cook known as Rio Security Guard
  • Nicoye Banks known as Card Sharp
  • Aaron Jay Rome known as Elegio Bartender
  • Stefan Solea known as Card Mechanic
  • Andrew Sensenig known as Dr. Harry McGurk
  • Paula Shreve known as French Quarter Patron
  • David Haines known as Tommy
  • Elton LeBlanc known as Thief Nickey's Crew
  • John Henry known as Waiter
  • Armando Leduc known as Diego
  • Jesse Yarborough known as Table Crew
  • Juan Minujín known as Marcelo
  • Kerry Sims known as Football fan
  • Clay Chamberlin known as Mark #1
  • Cacilie Hughes known as Jenny
  • Alvin Chon known as Li Yuan Bodyguard #2
  • Chris Brew known as Marcus
  • Patrick O'Hara known as Team Owner
  • Joseph Fischer known as Team Italy
  • David Stanford known as Drunken Stranger
  • Juan Gaspard known as Fan In Stands
  • Marlon Price known as #42 Threshers
  • Steve Kim known as Bodyguard #1
  • Eric Berris known as Racing Crew (Laney's Team Europe)
  • Billy Louviere known as Mr. Guy
  • Brett Baker known as Thief
  • John C. Klein known as Football Coach
  • Martin Covert known as Doctor
  • Jay Oliver known as Race fan
  • Steve M. Hammond known as Cafe Host
  • Renes Rivera known as Prazuck (Rhinos Guard)
  • Jody Mullins known as Mark – Luggage
  • Dalton Russell known as Jester Hat Man
  • Stevie Baggs Jr. known as Football Player (credit only) (rumored)
  • Nick Diamantis known as Bartender
  • Guillermo Miguel known as Team Argentina
  • Logan Douglas Smith known as Racing Pit Crew
  • Chansi Stuckey known as Football Player
  • Quintin McKemie II known as Threshers Fan
  • Anna Medley known as Club Goer
  • Carmen Barika known as Nicky's Crew
  • Satin Mitchell known as Poker Dealer
  • Angel Ribolla known as French Quarter Patron
  • Katherine Jeanie Russell known as French Quarter Patron
  • Shakeya Connor known as Fan in Stand
  • Nathan Alan Thomas known as Chicago football player
  • Nas Mehdi known as Head of Team India
  • Kenneth Herrington known as Bartender
  • Frank Monteleone known as McEwen's Tech
  • Meade Kincke known as Indycar Driver / Waiter / Bar Patron
  • Jenny Slaydon
  • Thomas Holley known as Announcer #1
  • Margot Elise known as (rumored)
  • Hilary Ellison Tuttle known as Cocktail Waitress Thief
  • Jock McKissic known as Football Player
  • Andre Allemand known as Pit Crew Mechanic (uncredited)
  • Charles Barber known as Threshers fan (uncredited)
  • Victoria Baxter known as Sports Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Joseph Randy Causin known as French Quarter Patron (uncredited)
  • Robert 'Bigg Sarge' Deon known as SkyBox Millionaire Patron (uncredited)
  • Gene Kevin Hames Jr. known as Nicky's Crew (uncredited)
  • Richie J. Ladner known as Horse Race Better (uncredited)
  • Starlette Miariaunii known as Green Fairy (uncredited)
  • Michelle Torres known as Fan in Stand (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Pierce Austin known as hair stylist: mr. smith
  • Nikki I Brown known as makeup artist
  • Emily Burka known as hair stylist
  • Michael Fontaine known as special makeup effects artist
  • Marcos Gonzales known as additional hair
  • Annabelle MacNeal known as makeup artist (makeup artist)
  • Michael Marino known as prosthetic makeup effects designer
  • Roland Cory McCutcheon known as Hair Stylist: New York )
  • Anne Morgan known as hair department head
  • Debbie Peiser known as hair stylist
  • David Presto known as custom tattoo artist: Mr. Smith
  • Aimee Stuit known as key makeup artist
  • Cynthia Vanis known as hair stylist
  • Tony Ward known as key hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Alice Alward known as art department coordinator
  • Rick Broderman known as painter
  • Hannah Christ known as art department assistant
  • John B. Clarey III known as general foreman
  • Melisa Coby known as painter
  • Randall S. Coe known as construction coordinator
  • Chris Craine known as assistant art director
  • Nicholas Ellerbee known as propmaker
  • Molly Harrison known as props
  • John Herbert known as paint supervisor
  • Michael A. Johnson known as lead man
  • Dave Kelsey known as set designer
  • Bradley Klipp known as leadman
  • Teri Anne Kopp known as props
  • Lindsay LaGrange known as props
  • Kristin Lekki known as lead graphic artist
  • Lindanne Lewis known as painter
  • Charlie Mann known as construction buyer
  • Dana McCall known as assistant property master
  • Marybeth O'Connor known as on-set dresser
  • Rachel Perez known as props assistant
  • Blake Roussel known as propmaker
  • George Sanchez known as plasterer gangboss
  • Karen Sori known as art department assistant
  • Dan Sweetman known as storyboard artist
  • Lisa Tong known as set decoration buyer
  • Trinh Vu known as set designer
  • Matt Zaff known as set dresser




Production Companies:

  • Kramer & Sigman Films
  • Zaftig Films

Other Companies:

  • Big Crowds  crowd casting: New Orleans
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Digital Vortechs  HD Avid equipment rental
  • Game Changing Films  football coordination
  • Hollywood Trucks  entertainment transportation
  • Panavision Remote Systems  Supertechno cranes provided by
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles by
  • Silver Screen Supply  climate control
  • Silver Screen Supply  location equipment/rentals
  • Silver Screen Supply  portable power systems and cables
  • WaterTower Music  soundtrack

Additional Details


  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Polska (2015) (Poland) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2015) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (USA) (theatrical)



Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:

  • Tricia Barrett known as digital compositor
  • Brian Scott Benson known as visual effects artist
  • Cara Buckley known as visual effects executive producer: Method Studios
  • Chris M. Cooper known as compositor: Method Studios, New York
  • Chris M. Cooper known as paint supervisor
  • Joseph DiValerio known as visual effects artist
  • Anita Gou known as visual effects coordinator: method studios
  • Leslie Hough known as visual effects producer
  • Brian Houlihan known as digital compositor
  • Dimitre Iliev known as digital compositor
  • Justin Lacalamita known as lead data wrangler
  • Jaemin Lee known as lighting technical director
  • Tyler Lockard known as visual effects artist
  • Christian Madera known as visual effects editor: Method Studios NY
  • Michael Means known as digital compositor
  • Lokesh Prakash known as compositor: Method Studios, New York
  • Lokesh Prakash known as paint artist
  • Jim Rider known as visual effects supervisor
  • Eric Sibley known as compositor
  • Adrian White known as compositor: method studios
  • Chris B. Schnitzer known as director of visual effects (uncredited)

MPAA: Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief violence



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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