Napoleon Bonaparte epic starring Joaquin Phoenix coming to Apple TV+

Apple Studios will finance and produce “Kitbag,” the Napoleon Bonaparte epic that Ridley Scott will direct, with Oscar-winning “Joker” star Joaquin Phoenix playing the French emperor and military leader. 

Production will begin in early 2022 in the UK. Scott and Kevin Walsh will produce for Scott Free.according to Deadline. The film’s title is derived from the saying “There is a general’s staff hidden in every soldier’s kitbag.”

“Napoleon is a man I’ve always been fascinated by,” Scott told the publication. “He came out of nowhere to rule everything — but all the while he was waging a romantic war with his adulterous wife Josephine. He conquered the world to try to win her love, and when he couldn’t, he conquered it to destroy her, and destroyed himself in the process.”

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