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Kristen Stewart has confirmed she will star as Ben Affleck's love interest in the forthcoming film Focus.

The Twilight star was long rumoured to have landed the role in the sexy comedy about a veteran grifter who takes an attractive young woman under his wing.

"I can confirm that rumour," Stewart told The Huffington Post.

"It's a comedy. I'm really excited about it," she added.


In the film, Stewart and Affleck will be required to shoot "passionate" love scenes.

Last month, Affleck admitted he hoped Stewart would take the role. Speaking to E! News the Argo director called her "terrific".

Focus will start shooting in April.

- Cover Media