As Ridley Scott’s forthcoming film, ‘Napoleon,’ inches closer to its grand premiere, the promotional blitz is kicking into high gear. A recently unveiled poster showcases Joaquin Phoenix in a battle-ready pose, portraying one of history’s most formidable rulers. This cinematic journey will delve into Napoleon Bonaparte’s tactical brilliance on the battlefield, as well as the intriguing dynamics of his personal life during his European conquests. Given that the film aims to peel back the layers of Napoleon’s romantic escapades, it was imperative to find an equally compelling co-star.
Stepping into the shoes of Empress Joséphine, Napoleon’s initial spouse and his closest confidante within private quarters, is Vanessa Kirby. But she’s not alone in accompanying Phoenix on screen. The cast is further enriched by the likes of Tahar Rahim, Ben Miles, and Ludivine Sagnier, all slated to appear in Scott’s intricate depiction of a man whose impact reverberated throughout contemporary history.
In terms of Scott’s filmography, ‘Napoleon’ marks his inaugural venture since the 2021 hit ‘House of Gucci,’ where the dysfunctional relationship between characters portrayed by Adam Driver and Lady Gaga took center stage. ‘Napoleon,’ however, is a dramatic shift in scope and scale, drawing parallels with earlier Scott classics like ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ known for their expansive sets and intricate narrative sequences.
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Once Ridley Scott called “cut” on ‘The Last Duel,’ Phoenix was promptly brought on board as Napoleon Bonaparte. Despite the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic, the film focused on the storied French general is nearing its completion and ready for public consumption. But Phoenix isn’t resting on his laurels; he’s already lined up his next gig. Audiences will see him return as Arthur Fleck in ‘Joker: Folie à Deux,’ the much-anticipated follow-up to the 2019 box-office sensation where he incarnated Gotham’s infamous Joker.
Don’t miss the freshly minted ‘Napoleon’ poster, which you can take a gander at below. The film is set to hit U.S. cinemas on November 22.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Napoleon Film Update
Who is starring as Napoleon Bonaparte in Ridley Scott’s new film?
Joaquin Phoenix is taking on the role of Napoleon Bonaparte in Ridley Scott’s upcoming film, ‘Napoleon.’
Who will play Empress Joséphine, Napoleon’s first wife?
Vanessa Kirby has been cast as Empress Joséphine, Napoleon’s first wife and intimate confidante.
Are there other notable actors in the film?
Yes, the film also stars Tahar Rahim, Ben Miles, and Ludivine Sagnier in various roles.
What is the film about?
The film aims to explore both the military brilliance and personal life of Napoleon Bonaparte during his European conquests.
What is Ridley Scott’s latest project before ‘Napoleon’?
Before ‘Napoleon,’ Ridley Scott directed ‘House of Gucci,’ released in 2021, featuring Adam Driver and Lady Gaga.
When is ‘Napoleon’ set to premiere in the United States?
The film is scheduled for a U.S. release on November 22.
What’s next for Joaquin Phoenix after ‘Napoleon’?
Is there a new poster for the film?
Yes, a new poster featuring Joaquin Phoenix in a battle-ready pose has been released as part of the film’s marketing campaign.
How does ‘Napoleon’ compare to Ridley Scott’s earlier works?
‘Napoleon’ is said to be a departure from Ridley Scott’s more recent projects and is expected to resemble his earlier classics like ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ particularly in terms of scale and narrative complexity.
Will the film delve into Napoleon’s love life?
Yes, the film will explore the relationship between Napoleon and his first wife, Empress Joséphine, adding a personal dimension to the military strategist.
More about Napoleon Film Update
- Joaquin Phoenix’s Upcoming Projects
- Ridley Scott’s Filmography
- Vanessa Kirby’s Career Highlights
- Tahar Rahim’s Notable Roles
- Ben Miles’ Selected Works
- Ludivine Sagnier’s Acting Career
- About Napoleon Bonaparte
- House of Gucci: A Look Back
- Joker: The 2019 Blockbuster
- The Last Duel: Ridley Scott’s Previous Film