Kristen Stewart, Ben Affleck to Co-Star in Sexy Romantic Comedy Focus

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Actress Kristen Stewart on The Tonight Show with jay Leno. Ben Affleck at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012. Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Kristen Stewart and Ben Affleck are hooking up — onscreen, that is.

The 22-year-old Twilight Saga actress confirmed online chatter that she'll costar with Affleck, 40, in a new romantic comedy Focus.

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"I can confirm that rumor," Stewart told HuffPost Entertainment of talk that surfaced in November. "It's a comedy. I'm really excited about it. We start shooting in April."

A month ago, Deadline reported that Stewart was in talks to join the Argo star in the film, playing "an inexperienced con artist who hooks up with the more seasoned Affleck."

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With Breaking Dawn: Part 2 promotions over, Stewart is now touting her film On the Road — with nothing else lined up until April.

"I would love to find some micro-project before then, because April is kind of a ways away," she said.
Affleck is apparently a big fan of Stewart, and admitted mid-November to E! News that he was eager for the actress to sign on to Focus.

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"She's terrific and hopefully it will work out," he said.

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