After the emperor he did for ‘Gladiator’, Scott was clear that Napoleon had to be Joaquin Phoenix.
According to Deadline, Apple Studios will be tasked with producing Napoleon Bonaparte’s epic biopic, “Kitbag,” directed by Ridley Scott and featuring Joaquin Phoenix playing the French Emperor. As previously reported, the film’s title comes from the saying: ” There is a general’s staff hidden in every soldier’s backpack (‘kitbag’).
” Napoleon is a man who has always fascinated me,” Scott admitted. ” He came out of nowhere to rule everything, however in the meantime, he was performing a romantic battle with his adulterous wife Josephine. He defeated the world to attempt to get her love, and when he couldn’t, he overcame it to finish it and killed himself in the process “.
The filmmaker was clear that Phoenix was the one for the film. ” No actor could play Napoleon like Joaquin. He performed one of the most complicated rulers in cinema history in ‘Gladiator’, and now we will produce another with his Napoleon. It is an outstanding script written by David Scarpa, and today there is no further reliable companion than Apple to make a story like this to a global viewer. “
Directed by Scott, who turned 83 last November, Kitbag is described as an original and personal look at Napoleon’s origins and his rapid and ruthless rise toward his emperor, seen in the context of his addictive and often volatile relationship. The film will begin production in the United Kingdom in early 2022.
Scarpa (‘All the Money in the World’) is writing the script for the 20th Century Studios project Scott and Kevin Walsh are producing for Scott Free.
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