The Monster of Longwood: According to the Variety, Al Pacino will play Monsieur Bonaparte this fall in The Monster of Longwood an adaptation of a Staton Rabin novel about the French dictator's last days and his relationship with a young British girl who befriended him after he was exiled to the isle of St. Helena.

Patrice Chereau ("Queen Margot") is on board to direct, and he is overseeing a polish of Michael Tolkin's last draft with scribe-author Paul Auster.

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