Ridley Scott is familiar with the historical epic. He has made movies like Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and more recently, The Last Duel, which are good examples. And by the end of the year, the legendary director will add another film to that list: Napoleon, the much-anticipated biopic starring Joaquin Phoenix as the notorious French general and ruler. The movie was first called Kitbag, but in January 2022, the name was changed to Napoleon.
That movie is Napoleon, Scott’s first project with Apple Studios. It is a historical action epic about, you got it, French conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte. Here’s everything about the movie Napoleon by Ridley Scott including its release date, cast, and What to expect , trailer & more!
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What Is The Napoleon Release Date?
According to Collider, Napoleon is scheduled to be released in the United States and the United Kingdom on Thanksgiving weekend, November 22, 2023. This makes it compete with Disney’s Wish, which also comes out over Thanksgiving weekend, and movies that came out earlier in the month, like Dune: Part Two, The Marvels, and The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Sony Pictures and Apple made Napoleon, so it will finally be available to later on Apple TV+ subscription. It has yet to be determined when the movie will be available online.
When And Where Was Napoleon Filmed?
In February 2022, Production began. The movie will have six important battle scenes, different from Waterloo (1970), which was about Napoleon but only showed one battle. In March 2022, the movie was shot in Lincoln, England. The crew spent a week preparing Lincoln Cathedral to look like Notre Dame de Paris.
There were also scenes shot in Stowe Avenue and House, Buckinghamshire; West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire; and West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire. Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire; Petworth House in Sussex; Boughton House in Kettering; and Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London. Napoleon Filming wrapped in May 2022.
Who Stars In Napoleon?
When the movie comes out in theatres on Thanksgiving, it will be led by two of Hollywood’s most exciting actors. Joaquin Phoenix will play the notorious French figure, and Vanessa Kirby will play his wife, Joséphine.
Other actors in Napoleon include Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian) as Paul Barras, Ben Miles (Andor) as Caulaincourt, Ludivine Sagnier (Lupin) as Theresa Cabarrus, Matthew Needham (House of the Dragon) as Lucien Bonaparte, Youssef Kerkour (House of Gucci) as Marshal Davout, Phil Cornwell (Alan Partridge) as Sanson “The Bourreau,” Ed Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding) and Ian McNeice (Rome) are also on the cast list, but their parts are not known.
What Is The Plot Of 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’ stated plot summary for Napoleon reads:
“Napoleon” is an original and personal look at Napoleon’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine. The film captures Napoleon’s famous battles, relentless ambition and astounding strategic mind as an extraordinary military leader and war visionary.
Is There A Trailer For Napoleon?
Sony Pictures and Apple released the first official trailer for Napoleon on July 10, 2023. The two-and-a-half-minute trailer gives us a taste of the historical epic’s large-scale fight scenes and hints at the relationship between the title character, Napoleon, and his wife, Joséphine.
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