Joaquin Phoenix Set to Play French Emperor Napoleon in Ridley Scott's Kitbag

Kitbag: Joaquin Phoenix to Portray Napoleon Bonaparte in Ridley Scott Biopic

Kitbag: Joaquin Phoenix to Portray Napoleon Bonaparte in Ridley Scott Biopic

After the overwhelming success of Joker, it seems like Joaquin Phoenix is all set to play another iconic role on screen. So, it would be an interesting watch for all movie buffs!

Fresh from his Oscar win for Joker, Joaquin Phoenix is set to take on Napoleon Bonaparte in a historical epic helmed by Ridley Scott, according to Deadline.

David Scarpa, who penned Scott's 2017 directorial "All the Money in the World", is working on the script for "Kitbag".

The Kubrick project foundered as its projected budget ballooned all the way to $5.2 million - an unheard-of sum to sink into a film at the time, though Kubrick's own production notes suggest it would have been spectacularly spent.

In accordance to Deadline, Kitbag could be an authentic, private tackle the story of Napoleon's ruthless and relentless ascent to the highest of French politics and could be advised in parallel to his risky relationship together with his spouse and muse, Josephine.

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Scott, nonetheless, has recently wrapped up production on The Last Duel, which stars Matt Damon, Adam Notebook, Jodie Comer along with Ben Affleck.

Joaquin Phoenix, victor of the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for "Joker", on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. He remained the second actor to be awarded the Oscar for a character played by two actors.

Joaquin Phoenix has lined up his first movie role after welcoming a baby with fiance Rooney Mara. It would be interesting to see the actor team up with one of the best directors for such an interesting film on Napolean Bonaparte.

Despite Napoleon's historical legacy, there have been few films made about the legendary leader, with the last big named director wanting to tell a story about his life being the late Stanley Kubrick following his sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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