A new biopic on Napoleon Bonaparte is on the way, with joaquin phoenix in the title role. Directed by Ridley Scott, who reunites with the acclaimed actor twenty years after Gladiator, the first period film in which both personalities collaborated together. The shooting of Napoleon It began in recent days and the first (filtered) images of Phoenix are already arriving in the clothing of the mythical French emperor of the early nineteenth century.
see below two photographs that have been circulating on social media.
As you will notice, these are very detailed glimpses of Joaquin Phoenix wearing the military uniform and hat that are extremely iconic for the historical figure he plays. Napoleon —previously titled kit bag— is the next film project by director Ridley Scott, after doubling in 2021 with his dramas the last duel and the gucci house; the latter, nominated for an Oscar for Best Makeup.
In the upcoming film, the virtues as a military strategist of the French president will be remembered, who through his conquests, erected a huge European empire. Late last year, Scott claimed that Napoleon will have no less than six battle sequences, which is barely a tenth of the total battles Bonaparte participated in (via ScreenRant).
On the other hand, the feature film will also revolve around the protagonist’s unstable relationship with Empress Josefina. It was originally planned that Jodie Comer (killing eve) brought this character to life. However, due to scheduling issues due to the pandemic, the Emmy winner had to give up the project. In her place, she entered vanessa kirby (fragments of a woman) as a relay. This happened on January 18.
A year earlier, we learned that Apple Studios had agreed to finance and produce Napoleonafter the termination of the agreement that originally existed between Ridley Scott and 20th Century Studios.
“Napoleon is a man who has always fascinated me,” the director declared at the time. «He came out of nowhere to rule everything, but meanwhile he was waging a romantic war with his adulterous wife Josefina. He conquered the world to try to win her love, and when he couldn’t, he conquered it to destroy her. And he destroyed himself in the process.
Napoleon boasts a script by David Scarpa, who previously collaborated with Ridley Scott on the film all the money in the world (2017). The project does not yet have a release date.
Joaquin Phoenix is coming off starring in the drama C’mon C’mon from director Mike Mills. Its premiere in Mexican theaters is scheduled for next April 28.
The entry First look at Joaquin Phoenix on the set of the film about Napoleon was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.