Napoleon, the Ridley Scott biopic with Joaquin Phoenix has a release date

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Joaquin Phoenix it will be there protagonist of NapoleonThe biopic directed by Ridley Scott which will be released in theaters on November 22, 2023 thanks to Apple TV. The actor is currently busy on the set of Joker 2 previously earned an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of the Roman emperor Commodus in Scott’s 2000 blockbuster, Gladiator, and now back to work with the famous director after more than twenty years.

Napoleon: the plot of the movie

Napoleon will focus on history of a tyrant whose shadow has crossed Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte. In particular, the tormented love story of the iconic French character with the his first wife Josephine, played by Vanessa Kirby. Josephine came from the colonies and was born to an aristocratic family that owned a slave-holding sugarcane plantation in Martinique. She moved to France in 1779 and embarked on a marriage with her cousin Alexandre de Beauharnais during the twilight of the Ancien Régime. After losing her first husband to the guillotine during the Reign of Terror, she Josephine became Napoleon’s mistress who quickly rose to become the most powerful man in Europe.

A long marriage without a happy ending

During the turbulent marriage lasted 14 years of Josephine and Napoleon, the woman was called empress of the French and queen of Italy. “I win battles but Josephine conquers hearts” is one of Napoleon’s famous phrases that has remained in history. However, their union was shaken by his infidelities and her infertility, to the point that he ended their affair in 1810 – just two years before launching the disastrous invasion of Russia that marked the beginning of the end of the swirling domination. her.

The cast of Napoleon

Vanessa Kirby, who rose to global fame as Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of The Crown, was cast as Josephine in Ridley Scott’s film. The director recently revealed in an interview with Empire that the script of Napoleon has been radically changed for fit the lead actor. In the rest of the cast at the moment Tahar Rahim, Scott Caine, Ben Miles, Paul Rhys have been confirmed.