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Entertainment Joker's Joaquin Phoenix lines up Gladiator reunion in new movie Kitbag

14:40  18 october  2020
14:40  18 october  2020 Source:   digitalspy.com

Joaquin Phoenix to play Napoleon Bonaparte in Ridley Scott historical epic 'Kitbag'

  Joaquin Phoenix to play Napoleon Bonaparte in Ridley Scott historical epic 'Kitbag' 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. The movie takes its title, Kitbag, from a famous saying about how there is “a general’s staff hidden in every soldier’s kitbag” and will follow Napoleon’s origins as well as his rise as a military strategist. Phoenix previously played Roman emperor Commodus for Scott in his 2000 movie Gladiator.

Joaquin Phoenix is re-teaming with his “ Gladiator ” director Ridley Scott for “ Kitbag ,” an epic historical drama about the life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Phoenix will star as the French Revolution commander who goes on to become the French emperor. Deadline first reported the news. The movie ’ s title

Joaquin Phoenix is reuniting with his Gladiator director Ridley Scott in a new film about Napoleon Bonaparte. People.com. Movies . Joaquin Phoenix Set to Play French Emperor Napoleon in Ridley Scott' s Kitbag : Report. Phoenix won the Oscar for Best Actor earlier this year for his role in Joker .

Joker star Joaquin Phoenix will team up once again with his Gladiator director Ridley Scott for another epic historical movie.

Deadline reports that Phoenix is set to play real-life French military leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in new film Kitbag, which is currently in the early development stages at 20th Century Studios.

According to Deadline the film's title comes from the saying: "There is a general's staff hidden in every soldier's kitbag".

Joaquin Phoenix wearing a suit and tie standing next to a fence: Joaquin Phoenix with Golden Globe for Best Actor in Motion Picture - Drama © Getty Images Joaquin Phoenix with Golden Globe for Best Actor in Motion Picture - Drama

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Joaquin Phoenix will play Napoleon Bonaparte in Ridley Scott movie ' Kitbag '. (Credit: Steve Granitz/Print Collector/Getty/Karwai Tang/WireImage). 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

Joaquin Phoenix is re-teaming with his “ Gladiator ” director Ridley Scott for “ Kitbag ,” an epic historical drama about the life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Phoenix will star as the French Revolution commander who goes on to become the French emperor. Deadline first reported the news. The movie ’ s title

The movie will examine Napoleon's military career and his rise to the role of emperor, as well as looking at his "addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine".

The screenplay will be written by All the Money in the World scribe David Scarpa, with Scott producing alongside Kevin Walsh for Scott Free.

Scott and Phoenix last worked together on 2000's Gladiator, the Russell Crowe-starring historical drama in which Phoenix played power-hungry Roman emperor Commodus, a role which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Director Scott has just finished working on The Last Duel, which stars Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer. The period thriller tells the story of one of France's final legally sanctioned duels, which took place between two French knights.

Sir Ridley Scott directing Joaquin Phoenix in Kitbag

  Sir Ridley Scott directing Joaquin Phoenix in Kitbag Sir Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix are to reunite in 'Kitbag', a new film about French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.The pair worked together on the 2000 Oscar-winning Roman epic 'Gladiator' and are now set to work together on a historical drama about French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte - who was Emperor of the French as Napoleon I from 1804 until 1814.

Phoenix and Scott have signed on to Kitbag for 20th Century Fox, where Scott has an overall deal, according to Deadline. New project: With Ridley Scott wrapping production on The Last Duel on Wednesday, the filmmaker has set up another project with Joaquin Phoenix .

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Ridley Scott smiling for the camera © Mike Marsland / Contributor - Getty Images Ridley Scott

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His next project will be drama Gucci which tells the story of Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of businessman and former head of the Gucci fashion house Maurizio Gucci. Reggiani was convicted of orchestrating his assassination in 1995 and served 18 years in prison.

Gucci will reunite Scott with Driver again, with Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Jared Leto also starring.

Phoenix won an Oscar for his role as Arthur Fleck / the Joker in 2019 psychological thriller Joker and will next be seen in Mike Mills drama C'mon C'mon.

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