Deadline reports that Ficarra and Requa are putting together their next directorial effort "Focus" and they want to power it with Gosling and Stone. And it does sound a like project that would fit those two like a glove. The script, penned by Ficarra and Requa, tells the story of a veteran conman who becomes romantically involved with a newcomer, and finds the relationship challenged by their illegal activities. And when they meet again down the line, the complications have long-lasting effects.
It kind of sounds like they took Jim Carrey's character from "I Love You Philip Morris" and spun-off a new story, but it's certainly an intriguing one. Just where this fits into the directors' slate that includes the stock market drama "Liar's Poker"; a backpacking comedy and a buddy cop movie, remains to be seen. Then there's making deals and arranging schedules for Gosling and Stone -- something Warner Bros. says is way too early in the game at this point -- which could be tricky too. So nice idea so far, but it remains to be seen if it will happen.