Gladiator's Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix to re-team for Napoleon epic

  • Gladiator's Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix to re-team for Napoleon epic

Gladiator's Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix to re-team for Napoleon epic

Academy Award victor Joaquin Phoenix (Joker, Gladiator) is set to play Napoleon Bonaparte in Oscar nominee Ridley Scott's (Gladiator, The Martian) upcoming biopic Kitbag based on the 19th-century French emperor, according to Deadline. Deadline reports that Scott's intention with the film is to capture the most famous battles of Napoleon, his relentless ambition, and his astounding strategic mind.

Napoleon rose to power during France's revolutionary wars and became emperor in 1804. Later he was sent on exile to the island of Elba, then St Helena where he dies at the age of 51.

Kitbag comes from the saying "There is a general's staff hidden in every soldier's kitbag".

Joaquin Phoenix remained the talk of the town for the longest time in the year 2019.

Ridley Scott has also earned his fame for being a nominee for the best director of Academy Award for Gladiator.

Joaquin Phoenix just finished filming The Last Duel with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the actor will follow up on his next film entitled Gucci in which he will share the screen with a nice cast made up of Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Adam Driver and Lady Gaga. He has previously been nominated for Walk the Line, The Master and the epic Gladiator.

Besides his busy film career, Phoenix recently added a new title to his résumé: father.

Joaquin Phoenix has lined up his first movie role after welcoming a baby with fiance Rooney Mara. Victor Kossakovsky, a director, ultimately spilled the beans during a festival appearance centered around the Phoenix-produced documentary Gunda. "A attractive son called River".

The two got engaged previous year, first sparking rumors in May when The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress was photographed wearing a large diamond ring on her left hand.