Ridley Scott is back with another epic historical drama, this time telling the story of Napoleon Bonaparte. The film, titled Napoleon, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the French general and emperor. It is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 22, 2023, before streaming on Apple TV+.
The film is said to be an “original and personal look” at Napoleon’s life, focusing on his rise to power and his relationship with his wife, Joséphine. It will also explore his military campaigns and his strategic mind.
Phoenix is no stranger to historical dramas, having previously starred in films such as Gladiator and Walk The Line. He is sure to bring a nuanced and complex performance to the role of Napoleon.
The supporting cast is also impressive, including Vanessa Kirby as Empress Joséphine, Tahar Rahim as Paul Barras, Ben Miles as Coulancourt, and Catherine Walker as Marie-Antoinette.
Scott is a master of historical epics, and he is sure to deliver another visually stunning and emotionally resonant film with Napoleon. The film is already generating Oscar buzz, and it is sure to be one of the most anticipated films of 2023.
Synopsis: Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar®-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: David Scarpa
Produced by: Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, Mark Huffam, Joaquin Phoenix
Executive Producers: Raymond Kirk, Aidan Elliott, Michael Pruss
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby
Releases: November 22, 2023