In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Al Pacino will be playing Napoleon in the adaptation of Staton Rabin's children's book "Betsy and the Emperor."

GC Corp. picked up rights to the project that had been originally owned by the Bob Yari Co.

John Curran (The Painted Veil) will direct the movie from a screenplay by Brian Edgar.

Production on the film will begin in late autumn.

Evan Jacobs