Ridley Scott’s latest film, Napoleon, is an ambitious project showcasing breathtaking battle scenes and the protagonist’s journey through the years. The story follows Napoleon’s pursuit of autonomy and his quest to seize the throne of France, despite facing opposition from those in authority who view him merely as a tool.
In a newly released image from the film, we see Joaquin Phoenix, who plays the titular character, crowning Vanessa Kirby’s Joséphine de Beauharnais as the Queen of France. The first trailer already revealed the grand scale of the film, portraying Napoleon’s rise to power and featuring awe-inspiring battle sequences. Driven by a strong belief in his own greatness and destiny, Napoleon yearns to break free from being a mere pawn and take control of his own fate.
Joaquin Phoenix expressed his joy at reuniting with Ridley Scott, stating that nostalgia played a significant role in his decision to take on this project. Having previously collaborated on the successful film Gladiator over two decades ago, Phoenix was drawn to another grand production, something as ambitious and extensive as their first collaboration.
Initially set for an exclusive release on Apple TV+, the film managed to secure a theatrical debut with the joint efforts of Apple Studios and Sony Pictures. This move reflects Apple’s commitment to embracing traditional cinema alongside their digital streaming platform.
Aside from Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby, the film also stars a talented ensemble, including Ben Miles as Napoleon’s advisor Caulaincort, Tahar Rahim as politician Paul Barras, Matthew Needham as Napoleon’s brother Lucien, Ludivine Sangier as socialite Madame Tallien, and Catherine Walker as Marie-Antoinette.
Audiences can expect to witness this epic cinematic experience when Napoleon hits theaters on November 22nd.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Napoleon film
What is the film “Napoleon” about?
“Napoleon” is a historical epic directed by Ridley Scott, showcasing the journey of Napoleon as he rises to power, facing opposition and seeking autonomy to claim the throne of France.
Who stars in the film?
The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte and Vanessa Kirby as Joséphine de Beauharnais. It also features Ben Miles, Tahar Rahim, Matthew Needham, Ludivine Sangier, Catherine Walker, and more in supporting roles.
When will “Napoleon” be released?
“Napoleon” is set to open in theaters on November 22nd.
What makes this film unique?
The film promises awe-inspiring battle scenes and an ambitious portrayal of Napoleon’s climb through the years. Joaquin Phoenix’s nostalgia and desire for another grand production, reuniting with Ridley Scott after their successful collaboration on “Gladiator,” adds to its uniqueness.
Is “Napoleon” available on streaming platforms?
Initially planned for an exclusive launch on Apple TV+, the film managed to secure a theatrical release. There’s no information about its availability on streaming platforms beyond that.
What themes does the film explore?
“Napoleon” delves into themes of ambition, destiny, autonomy, and seizing power. It portrays Napoleon’s determination to overcome being perceived as a mere tool and his pursuit of greatness.
More about Napoleon film
- Empire: New ‘Napoleon’ Image Sees Joaquin Phoenix Crowning Vanessa Kirby
- Empire: Joaquin Phoenix Talks About Reuniting with Ridley Scott for ‘Napoleon’
- ScreenRant: Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ Trailer and Release Date
- Collider: Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ Secures Theatrical Release
- IMDb: “Napoleon” (Film)