Apple Studios, which is responsible for series and films, will fund a new film by Ridley Scott, starring Joaquin Phoenix. A painting called Kitbag tells about the fate of Napoleon.
Kitbag will be devoted to the key moments in the life of Bonaparte: his military career, obtaining the imperial title and difficult relationship with his wife Josephine. In the film, the director hopes to show Napoleon’s famous battles, unforgiving ambition and astounding strategic intelligence.
This will not be the first collaboration between Scott and Phoenix – before that the actor played Emperor Commodus in the film Gladiator and Clay in the thriller Targets, in which Scott acted as a producer. Kitbag is written by David Scarpa (All the Money in the World).
Scott will begin work on Kitbag as soon as he wraps up crime drama Gucci, which begins filming in March. The film will be based on the book “Gucci House: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor and Greed” by Sarah Gay Forden. Gucci will feature Adam Driver, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Jared Leto. The film is scheduled to premiere in November this year.
The approximate timing of Kitbag’s premiere is unknown.