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Emma Watson Takes Scarlett's Place in Period Drama

Emma Watson Takes Scarlett's Place in Period Drama


Hooray for Hermione! I mean, Emma Watson. Still, Emma's longtime Harry Potter role has endeared her to me so much, I am thrilled whenever I hear good news about her. And this news sounds great: Emma will play the lead female role in the period drama Napoleon and Betsy, taking over for Scarlett Johansson who left the part because it "skewed younger." Scarlett will still be a producer on the film.

According to Hollywood Reporter, "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."

No word yet as to who will play Napoleon, so let's brainstorm. Who could you see playing Napoleon opposite Emma?

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