Emma Watson is attached to star in the period romance “Napoleon and Betsy,” replacing Scarlett Johansson who was deemed too old for the role. Watson, 18,
will play Betsy Balcombe, a young, impetuous noblewoman trapped on the isolated
British island of St. Helena who falls in love with Napoleon, who has been
exiled there. Johansson, 23, is still serving as a producer.
What this means is that Harry Potter's best friend Hermione Granger is now going to play Betsy.
But period romance?
Betsy was 13 when he arrived.....I have never heard of a romance between them...say it isn't so.
I am currently reading Betsy's Napoleon by Jeanette Eaton. Written in 1936. It is the WORST book I have ever tried to get through. The Betsy in this book is a huge pain. I am about to throw this book into the Good Will bin. BUT. I am trying to get up to speed with this Betsy person.
Hopefully I won't be the person in the movie theatre screaming "lies, all lies" when they blow the romance angle way out of proportion.......