Ridley Scott’s Napoleon Bonaparte biopic with Joaquin Phoenix has been given the green light by Apple Studios. The epic “Kitbag” will see the Oscar-winning “Joker” star play French emperor and military leader Napoleon Bonaparte.
Reuniting the “Gladiator” director and star for the first time in over 20 years, the film is set to begin production in the U.K.
in 2022. “No actor could ever embody Napoleon like Joaquin,” Scott tells Deadline. “He created one of movie history’s most complex emperors in