Joaquin Phoenix to star in Ridley Scott’s new Napoleon

20th Century Studios will handle filming.

Director Ridley Scott and actor Joaquin Phoenix will work together on a film about Napoleon. The picture was named Kitbag, The Hollywood Reporter magazine reported.

Thus, Scott and Phoenix will continue the collaboration that began 20 years ago on the set of the movie “Gladiator.” In it, Joaquin Phoenix played the Roman Emperor Commodus.

David Scarpa will write the script for the upcoming film. According to the publication, the shooting will be handled by 20th Century Studios, owned by The Walt Disney Company.

Ridley Scott is known for the films “Alien” (1979), “Blade Runner” (1982), “Hannibal” (2001), and “Prometheus” (2012). Joaquin Phoenix won the 2020 Academy award for best actor for his role in Todd Phillips’ Joker. The award, presented by the American Academy of motion picture arts, was the first in the 45-year-old actor’s career.

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