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Crazy, Stupid, Love Directors Hoping To Bring Back Ryan Gosling And Emma Stone For Their Next Film, Focus

While they may not have known the extent of it when it first happened, directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa struck it big when they cast both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in their film Crazy, Stupid, Love. The two actors ended up having an incredible amount of success in 2011, both performing in three movies each and earning strong reviews for all of them, including the aforementioned dramedy and will even be seen working together again in Ruben Fleischer's The Gangster Squad. So now that Ficarra and Requa are moving forward with their next project, it's not a surprise that they want Stone and Gosling back.

According to Deadline, the directing duo has completed a deal that will see them reteam with Warner Bros. to make Focus, a romantic con film that they also wrote. While nothing has been made official yet, they are currently looking at the Crazy, Stupid, Love actors to play the two leads. The story is about a long0time con man who finds himself romantically entangled with a young female grifter. Thanks to the nature of their business, things get complicated quickly, and only get worse when they meet up in the future.. Ficarra and Requa's other credits include the script for Terry Zwigoff's Bad Santa and I Love You, Phillip Morris - which they both wrote and directed. Denise DiNovi, who worked with the filmmakers on last year's movie, is on-board Focus as a producer.

Stone will next be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man this summer while Gosling won't be appearing in 2012 until Gangster Squad hits theaters.

Eric Eisenberg
Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.