Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson is to be feted with a top award in her newly-adopted homeland of France.

The Avengers star moved to Paris after becoming engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac in September (13), and now she is set to accept a special honour at the country's top movie prizegiving, the Cesar Awards.

Executives at the Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, the body behind the awards, have confirmed Johansson will accept the coveted Cesar d'Honneur during the annual ceremony later this month (Feb14).

Johansson, 29, is among the youngest ever recipients of the honorary award, following in the footsteps of Hollywood stars including Meryl Streep, Kevin Costner, Kate Winslet, Harrison Ford and Dustin Hoffman.

The Cesar Awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Paris hosted by Francois Cluzet on 28 February (14).