Bonaparte of a lifetime for Pacino


Al Pacino is on tap to play Napoleon in an adaptation of Staton Rabin's book "Betsy and the Emperor."

GC Corp., headed by Adi Cohen and Joseph Grinkorn, has picked up rights to the project that had been held by the Bob Yari Co. GC, which will secure financing, has assigned "Betsy" to Killer Films, with plans to film in the fall.

John Curran is attached to direct from a screenplay by Brian Edgar.

Producing are Killer Films' Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler as well as Zvi Howard Rosenman, Colleen Camp and Fonda Snyder. Cohen and John Wells will executive produce.

Killer, Curran and Pacino are repped by CAA. Rosenman, Snyder and Rabin are repped by Lynn Pleshette for this project; and Camp is repped by Gersh. (partialdiff)