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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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Carelia Carelia 8 years
yes - I agree with James McAvoy! although Gerard Butler isnt a bad option either!
bookwormHermione bookwormHermione 8 years
DEFINATELY could see James McAvoy.
brittanybe brittanybe 8 years
Rupert Grint! Just kidding. I think James McAvoy is a great suggestion.
vanitypot vanitypot 8 years
Wow, lucky Emma! I hope she has more projects to come! I love her! :) For Napoleon? Johnny Depp can do the part (effortlessly, I presume).. :D
jadenirvana jadenirvana 8 years
Adrien Brody!
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
I enjoy watching Emma too.
siren6 siren6 8 years
Oh yay! I'm happy she's lining up some non-Potter vehicles for herself! I'm not totally convinced yet about her innate acting abilities, so it will be interesting to see how she performs outside the Potter franchise.
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 8 years
Ohhh I'm interested! I love th HP trio.. I was especially disppointed when I went to pick out my fave actors and only Dan and Emma were options. No love for Rupert, Sugar girls? Hmmm.. for Emma's co-star in this one, I'd like to see Gerard Butler or maybe Jude Law. I definitely feel like they could pull off the strangely endearing exile vibe.
amkc amkc 8 years
A fine actress? Have you never endured the rath of The Eyebrows? Every line she spoke in the past Harry Potter films sounded like she was frustrated ALL the time. I'm no fan of Scarlett, but better her than Emma.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
oh. i guess you have that it is a drama. i think, maybe i don't know
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i'm excited that she'll be the lead actress in this film! i think she'll have a great career, as i think she is a fine actress. as for the male lead...hmm...i think johnny depp might make this too comedic, but then again - is that what this is? a period comedy? could be, and then Johnny Depp would work well.
Bevaleee78 Bevaleee78 8 years
james mcavoy!!
layner layner 8 years
Johnny Depp. Right age. Right height. And he's such a chameleon as an actor that he can always come up with the right look.
jenintx jenintx 8 years
tom cruise...he'd just have to take out his lifts. :)
Mädchen Mädchen 8 years
The actor playing Napoleon would probably have to be in his mid to late 40s, right? Hmm, I can't really think of anyone right now...
megan921 megan921 8 years
emma is such a cutie!!!
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