Kristen Stewart will star with Ben Affleck in a comedy called "Focus," according to the Huffington Post.

Isn't she a bit ... vampirey ... for a comedy?

Well, let's give her a chance anyway.

"I can confirm that rumor," Stewart said, referring to Internet reports that began surfacing last month. "It's a comedy. I'm really excited about it. We start shooting in April."

Deadline Hollywood reported last month Stewart had entered talks to appear in the Warner Bros. production as "an inexperienced con artist who hooks up with the more seasoned Affleck." According to the report, the film will be written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who previously teamed up on "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

Subsequent reports claimed that the role would call on Stewart, 22, to shoot some "passionate" love scenes with Affleck, 40. Affleck was also quoted saying that he hoped Stewart would take the role because she's "terrific."

Uh-huh. It's a good thing for Robert Pattinson that Affleck isn't directing, or there could be real trouble.

Stewart told HuffPost that she does not have any other projects lined up, but "would love to find some micro-project before then, because April is kind of a ways away."

Stewart recently finished a world tour promoting "Breaking Dawn 2," the fifth and final installment in the "Twilight" series. She is now making the awards-circuit rounds in support of her next film, "On the Road," an indie adaptation of the famous Jack Kerouac novel, due out on December 21.

There speculation that "On the Road" could give Stewart a shot at an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress. Affleck is also in the Oscar hunt with "Argo."

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