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Apple picks up Ridley Scott epic about Napoleon starring Joaquin Phoenix

Posted On: Jan 14, 2021   |   Posted By: iMore

Apple picks up Ridley Scott epic about Napoleon starring Joaquin Phoenix

"Today there's no better partner than Apple to bring a story like this to a global audience.""
What you need to know
Apple has a new TV+ movie in the works.
Kitbag is a film about Napoleon Bonaparte.
It will be directed by Ridley Scott and star Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon.
Apple has agreed to finance Ridley Scott's film Kitbag , starring Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte.
From Deadline :
Apple Studios has committed to 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.
Deadline last October revealed the aspirations of Scott and Phoenix to re-team on this film, which now has a screenplay by David Scarpa. He wrote the Scott-directed Getty kidnap drama All The Money in the World. Scott Free's deal with 20th Century Studios obliged him to show it there last fall, but it became free and...

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