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After releasing The Last Duel and House of Gucci right after each other in 2021, Ridley Scott has another movie coming out later this year that will reunite him with a familiar face. That movie is Napoleon, Scott’s first project with Apple Studios. It is a historical action epic about, you guessed it, French conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte.
Steven Spielberg is making an HBO limited series about the famous Frenchman, but Scott’s film will come out much sooner. Here’s what we know about the movie Napoleon by Ridley Scott.
Who is in the Napoleon Cast?
Vanessa Kirby as Empress Josephine
Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte
Ludivine Sagnier as Theresa Cabarrus
Ben Miles as Coulancourt
Tahar Rahim as Paul Barras
Matthew Needham as Lucien Bonaparte
John Hollingworth as Marshal Ney
Youssef Kerkour as General Davout
When is The Napoleon Release Date?
Napoleon will be premiering on Thanksgiving weekend on November 22, 2023. The movie will come out simultaneously as Disney’s animated fairy-tale Wish on this date.
Still, the movie may debut at a film festival before appearing in theaters. We wouldn’t be surprised if it appeared at the Venice Film Festival at the end of August or TIFF in early September.
Is There a Trailer for Napoleon?
We regret to inform you that we do not have trailers for the highly anticipated upcoming film Napoleon. Unfortunately, the exact release date for this film remains uncertain, and we cannot provide any concrete information regarding its availability. Previews of the movie may not be available until the end of the summer season at the earliest. However, during the W.W.D.C. 2023 event organized by Apple, lucky attendees were treated to an exclusive sneak peek of the film. This sneak peek featured Napoleon Bonaparte aboard a ship and included an official picture of Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. While we cannot provide further details, we will monitor the situation closely and provide updates as they become available.
What Is the Plot for Napoleon?
Napoleon will tell the story of Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise and fall through the ups and downs of his relationship with Empress Joséphine. Apple Studios’ official plot summary for Napoleon reads:
“Napoleon” is an original and personal look at Napoleon’s beginnings and his quick, brutal rise to power as emperor, seen through the lens of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine. The movie shows Napoleon’s famous battles, his never-ending desire to be the best, and his amazing strategic mind as a military leader and war visionary.
Who is the Director of Napoleon?
As we’ve already said, Napoleon will be directed by Ridley Scott, making him the latest Hollywood legend to work with a streamer. Scott is one of the most respected directors in the business. He has made many hit movies. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards: three for Best Director for his work on Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down, and one for Best Picture for The Martian. He is known for making movies in all kinds of different styles. Alien, Blade Runner, Prometheus, Hannibal, and American Gangster are some of his best-known movies. He is making Gladiator 2 for Paramount right now. It will come out in theaters on Thanksgiving weekend in 2024.
David Scarpa wrote the script for Napoleon. He had worked with Scott before on All the Money in the World, which came out in 2017. He also wrote the script for The Day the Earth Stood Still, which was remade by Scott Derrickson in 2008, and co-wrote The Last Castle, which came out in 2001. The last thing he did was write a few episodes for the Prime Video show The Man in the High Castle. Scott and Phoenix, along with the president of Scott Free Productions, Kevin J. Walsh, and Mark Huffam (The Northman), are all producers of the movie. Raymond Kirk (House of Gucci), Aidan Elliott (The Lost City of Z), and Michael Pruss (Boston Strangler) are among the people in charge of making the movie. The cinematography was done by Dariusz Wolski (News of the World), nominated for an Academy Award, and the score was written by Martin Phipps (Peaky Blinders), nominated for an Emmy. Claire Simpson, who won an Oscar for her work on “Platoon,” and Sam Restivo are cutting the film. Before landing at Apple, Napoleon was being made at 20th Century Studios, but the studio dropped out when their deal with Scott ended in late 2020. This led the tech giant to pay for and make the historical epic.
When Did Napoleon Film?
Production for the highly-anticipated film Napoleon officially began in February of 2022. The production crew traveled to numerous locations throughout England to capture the perfect scenes for this epic film. From the bustling streets of London to the tranquil countryside, no stone was left unturned to ensure a captivating cinematic experience for audiences. After months of hard work and dedication, the filming was completed in May 2022.
How can I watch Napoleon 2023?
Apple Original Films’ historical action epic “Napoleon,” from acclaimed director Ridley Scott and starring Joaquin Phoenix, will be released exclusively in theaters worldwide on Wednesday, November 22, before streaming globally on Apple TV+.
What is Napoleon known for?
Napoleon was a significant figure in the French Revolution from 1789 to 1799. He later became the first consul of France from 1799 to 1804 and eventually the first emperor of France from 1804 to 1814/15. Today, he is recognized as one of history’s most prominent military leaders.