It is being reported this morning that Harry Potter actress Emma Watson has signed on to star in Napoleon and Betsy, a period drama being written and directed by Benjamin Ross which hopes to film in the fall.
According to the article:
Watson will play Betsy Balcombe, a young, impetuous noblewoman trapped on the isolated British Isle of St. Helena who falls in love with Napoleon, who is in exile on the island.
Watson is filling the shoes recently vacated by Scarlett Johansson, who stepped aside as the part skewed younger.
Thanks to the SnitchSeeker for the link.