Emma Watson loves Napoleon

What do you do when the script for your romantic drama that chronicles the burgeoning love affair between exiled French emperor Napoleon and young noblewoman who falls in love with him starts needing an even younger noblewoman than you’d planned for? And that the newly re-written role would no longer require the services of Scarlett Johansson?

If you’re writer/director Benjamin Ross, you hire Emma Watson for Napoleon And Betsy, that’s what. The Harry Potter star has stepped into Johansson’s shoes for the period love-fest, which Ross plans to start shooting this autumn.

The Hollywood Reporter is keeping an eye on the situation.