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Al Pacino to play Napoleon

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Al Pacino to play Napoleon

Rex Features

Al Pacino has been cast as Napoleon Bonaparte in the big screen version of Betsy And The Emperor.

The Oscar-winning actor has long been attracted to portraying the role of the French emperor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The independent film, an adaptation of Stanton Rabin's children's book, is to begin filming in late autumn with The Painted Veil’s John Curran directing.

Pacino's last role was with Robert De Niro in the 2008 crime drama Righteous Kill.

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