The production for Ridley Scott’s Napoleon Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby has wrapped. The historical drama film is directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Scarpa. The new set image shows Phoenix in Napoleon’s costume. See the image below.
The film centers on Napoleon’s rise to power through the lens of his addictive and volatile relationship with Empress Joséphine. starring Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon, Vanessa Kirby as Empress Joséphine, Youssef Kerkour, and Tahar Rahim as Paul Barras.
“Napoleon is a man I’ve always been fascinated by,” Ridley Scott told Deadline. “He came out of nowhere to rule everything—but all the while he was waging a romantic war with his adulterous wife Josephine. He conquered the world to try to win her love, and when he couldn’t, he conquered it to destroy her, and destroyed himself in the process.”
The film is produced by Scott and Kevin Walsh for Scott Free.
Napoleon is scheduled to be released on Apple TV+.