19 December 2012 12:38 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Not only has Ben Affleck directed three straight great movies, two of them have actually been financial hits. Gone Baby Gone managed to make only $20 million during its run, but both The Town and Argo were huge hits, pulling in more than $90 million each (the latter managing to cross the century mark). After a long down period Affleck has found himself to be once again one of the most sought-after talents in Hollywood - but sadly that's going to mean scheduling conflicts. According to Variety, Affleck's increasingly hectic schedule has forced him to drop out of the new con drama Focus, in which he was set to star with Twilight's Kristen Stewart. The trade says that Affleck is more focused on his work as a writer/director right now, and in that area his dance card is full. In addtion to Live By Night, his upcoming Dennis Lehane adaptation »

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