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Betsy and the Emperor Gets New Life at Killer Films

Killer Films will produce BETSY AND THE EMPEROR, based on Staton Rabin's children's book about a girl who meets Napoleon after his exile on the island of St. Helena, per VARIETY.

The book was previously set up at Warner Bros.-based Storyopolis. John Curran will direct with Al Pacino to star and Brian Edgar to write. Pacino has been attached to the project since the beginning.

Adi Cohen and Joseph Grinkorn of GC Corp. have the film and stage rights and will finance the project that Killer Films will produce.

French director Patrice Chereau had been attached to direct the film when it was at Storyopolis.