Joaquin Phoenix has just finished filming The Last Duel with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The actor is set to continue his next film, called Gucci, in which he will share the big screen with a nice cast of Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro and Adam Driver and Lady Gaga. While Phoenix’s agenda is busy, it doesn’t get lighter. The one who beautifully embodied the Joker already has another project up his sleeve, with which he will find Ridley Scott and for which he will don the costume of a French historical figure.
After Commodus, Phoenix will play another icon
In fact, Joaquin Phoenix and Ridley Scott had worked together on the film Gladiator, in which he played Commode and which won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. At the beginning of the year the actor was awarded the Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of the Joker in the film of the same name. With this great career, Joaquin Phoenix will be back in front of the cameras of the director of Alien with a new project called Kitbag, which will be a biography about the life of Napoleon Bonaparte.
According to Deadline, the film offers “an original and personal insight into Napoleon’s origins and his swift and ruthless rise to emperor”. The project will also stage his tumultuous relationship with his wife and great love, Joséphine de Beauharnais. The American media also states that the production will promise us a great show, with a special focus on the major battles being fought by the strategic and visionary military leader.
The script, produced by 20th Century Studios, was entrusted to David Scarpa, who had also worked with the filmmaker on the script for All the Money in the World.
For now, the biopic dedicated to Napoleon has not yet been released, but we can’t wait to discover that Phoenix gives us an interpretation of this man who made our history.