First images of Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon on the set of Ridley Scott

The film will be released in 2023 on Apple TV+.

The filming of Napoleon started in the UK, and the Daily Mail has just unveiled the first images, taken in south-east London, with Joaquin Phoenix in the skin of Napoleon. In a flamboyant costume, the 47-year-old actor already seems completely inhabited by the role.

The movie of Ridley Scottformerly known by the working title kit bag, will focus on the youth of Napoleon Bonaparte, his rise to power and his relationship with Joséphine de Beauharnais, who will be played by Vanessa Kirby following the withdrawal of Jodie Comer. Tahar Rahim will hold the role of General Paul Barras, who was, among other things, the wedding witness of Napoleon and Joséphine, who was previously his mistress (!).

Napoleon will not be released in cinemas but directly on Apple TV+, during 2023. Ridley Scott will then be able to tackle the sequel to Gladiator.

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