Emma Watson to replace Scarlett Johansson

Emma WatsonEmma Watson has signed on to replace Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming period drama Napoleon and Betsy. Watson — best know for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films – will play Betsy Balcombe, a young noblewoman who falls in love with Napoleon while exiled on the British Isle of St. Helena. This will be only the second film for the actress outside of the Potter series, after starring in the upcoming family adventure The Tale of Despereaux. Watson is currently filming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and will film her role in Napoleon and Betsy in the fall, before production of the seventh Potter installment starts in early 2009.

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  1. sk8tergirl • April 19, 2008 @ 5:17 PM

    Oh My Gosh!!!!!!! Finally, she’s acting in a movie other than Harry Potter!

  2. sk8tergirl • April 19, 2008 @ 5:19 PM

    Well…two movies.

  3. tributegirl • April 19, 2008 @ 7:39 PM

    I think she has a very bright future. Seriously. Not joking this time.

  4. Anonymous • April 20, 2008 @ 2:11 AM

    shes hot

  5. sk8tergirl • April 20, 2008 @ 2:03 PM

    okay………….

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