The upcoming project was first offered to 20th Century Fox, but the deal never went through and soon, Apple signed a deal with Scott’s team to finance and produce Kitbag, which is set to begin production in early 2022 in the United Kingdom.
Kitbag is going to be filmed off of a script written by David Scarpa and while we still don’t know many details about the movie itself, we do know that the Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) is going to play the titular role. As per Scarpa, the movie is going to explore Napoleon’s public and private life, including his rise and fall, as well as his sometimes toxic relationship with his first wife, Josephine, the only true love of his life.
Phoenix is certainly a good pick for the role of Napoleon, as he has proven himself capable of doing any role, no matter how complex and layered it is, but he also looks a little bit like the French emperor and conqueror. This won’t be the first time Phoenix is going to play a ruler, as he played Roman emperor Commodus in the Gladiator (2000), a historical epic directed by none other than Ridley Scott.
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