Ridley Scott and Vanessa Kirby on Napoleon

Why is Joaquin Phoenix the right choice to play the iconic French Emperor?

Director Ridley Scott and actress Vanessa Kirby consider Joaquin Phoenix the perfect thesp to wear Napoleon’s large hat.


Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the chequered 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.

Napoleon is in cinemas November 23, 2023.

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