According to Variety, Scarlett Johansson will star in the indie pic Napoleon and Betsy, which Benjamin Ross will write and direct.

Avi Lerner, Moshe Diamant, Melanie Johansson and Alexandra Milchan will produce.

The pic centers on the true story of Napoleon's last years on St. Helena as seen through the eyes of an English girl with whom he falls in love.

Napoleon and Betsy was first pitched nearly two years ago and at one time was set up at Lions Gate.