Sony Pictures and Apple Original Films have premiered the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s sweeping historical epic “Napoleon” which was shot across a large swath of last year in the United Kingdom.
The project is dubbed a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix).
Large-scale filmmaking captures Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine (Vanessa Kirby).
The film showcases his visionary military and political tactics against some of the biggest practical battle sequences ever filmed. Unlike other Napoleon films in the past which generally focus on one battle, such as “Waterloo,” this will sport six major battles across the film.
Tahar Rahim, Ben Miles, Ludivine Sagnier, Matthew Needham, Youssef Kerkour, Youssef Kerkour and Ian McNeice co-star. Kirby replaced Jodie Comer who was originally cast as Empress Joséphine but had to exit. The film also underwent a name change from “Kitbag” to the more straightforward “Napoleon”.
Sony will handle the film’s exclusive theatrical run starting November 22nd, with the movie to then premiere at a later date on the Apple TV+ service.
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