Ridley Scott’s Gladiator made Joaquin Phoenix a bonafide star with his scene-stealing turn as the ruthless Commodus, so there has been great anticipation to see what this director/actor duo could do with another infamous historical figure, France’s Napoleon Bonaparte. Known for his relentless rise to power to Emperor of France as well as his volatile relationship with his love Josephine, Napoleon, the man, has always been destined for a historical epic like Napoleon, the movie. Can’t wait to see this one!
SYNOPSIS: Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered 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 (Vanessa Kirby), showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.
Napoleon is coming to theaters Thanksgiving 2023.