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

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

Phoenix and Scott, of course, made quite the pairing when it came to the 2000 blockbuster Gladiator starring Russell Crowe.

The film is being titled Kitbag, and it will follow Scott's upcoming The Last Duel and Gucci - not to mention his recently released TV series Raised by Wolves.

Hopefully, Phoenix and Scott will somehow be able to recreate the cinematic magic captured in Gladiator - wherein the former portrayed the villainous Ancient Roman ruler Commodus opposite Russell Crowe's iconic Maximus Decimus Meridius.


After the overwhelming success of Joker, it seems like Joaquin Phoenix is all set to play another iconic role on screen.

Phoenix and Scott's film, Kitbag's title is derived from a very interesting saying. And the forthcoming movie will be about the French Revolution, more specifically, it is going to be a biopic on the life of Napoleon Bonaparte. As for the story, the report says the current aim is to give viewers an "original and personal" look at Napoleon through his relationship with Josephine, his wife and arguable "true love" of sorts. The movie will feature Napoleon's famous battles and the strategies he used to expand his empire. 'Kitbag' is likely to go into production after the Gucci murder mystery production is wrapped up.

Ridley Scott also intends to launch the picture into production after finishing work on the drama about the fashion house "Gucci" with Lady Gaga as Patricia Reggiani. The actor is known for his eclectic performances and roles. Scott has screenwriter David Scarpa -, who wrote the Scott-directed All of the Cash within the World - engaged on a script for the Napoleon epic. His oscar-winning stint as the Joker in last year's Joker (2019), makes his casting a sound decision from the makers part.

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