Ridley Scott’s Napoleon, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the renowned French military commander, is currently showing in theatres and on Apple TV Plus.
Ridley Scott’s Napoleon, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the renowned French military commander, is currently showing in theatres and on Apple TV Plus. (Photo courtesy of Apple TV+)
This new film, directed by Ridley Scott, will give Napoleon Bonaparte the complete treatment and will be released in theatres in 2023 as well as on Apple TV Plus thereafter.
Having directed blockbuster historical dramas like Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, and Robin Hood, renowned British filmmaker Ridley is no stranger to huge historical dramas. However, in 2023, he will be delving into the life of the ruthless French leader Napoleon Bonaparte.
Joaquin Phoenix, the star of The Joker, plays the well-known French emperor, while Vanessa Kirby plays Josephine, his true love.
Even though the narrative is seen through the lens of their sometimes tumultuous relationship, some of Napoleon’s most well-known battles will be depicted in all their brutal splendour.
Here’s all you need to know about Napoleon, the newest Apple TV+ film.
Directed by Ridley Scott, Napoleon is available on Apple TV Plus.
Napoleon on Apple TV Plus features a lot of intense fighting sequences. (Photo courtesy of Apple TV Plus)
Napoleon’s date of release
Napoleon is an opulent film that will be screened on Apple TV+ at a later time after making its global premiere in theatres on Wednesday, November 22, 2023—US Thanksgiving.
There’s no news yet on when we’ll be able to watch the movie on Apple TV+, but stay tuned to this page and we’ll let you know as soon as we do.
Is the Napoleon trailer available?
Yes, a few trailers for Napoleon have surfaced from Apple TV Plus, including grandiose battle scenes, power battles, and a passionate relationship. Look at both of them down below.
Plot of Napoleon
The film examines Napoleon’s beginnings and his quick ascent to the throne as France’s Emperor.
It focuses on his obsessive but occasionally poisonous connection with Josephine and examines his incredibly strategic intellect and unwavering ambition with her.
Cast of Napoleon: Joaquin Phoenix as the title role
Joaquin Phoenix portrays Napoleon, the belligerent Frenchman. He is renowned for portraying dark, nuanced roles and was the Joker and Commodus in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator.
He is the younger brother of the late River Phoenix. He portrayed country music icon Johnny Cash in Walk The Line.
He has also acted in Buffalo Soldiers, Her, Mary Magdalene, and Hotel Rwanda. Additionally, Joaquin is set to return to the character of Arthur Fleck/The Joker in the 2024 release of Joker 2.
Vanessa Kirby portrays Empress Josephine, Napoleon’s well-known spouse. She played Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of The Crown, so this isn’t her first time playing a royal. In addition, she starred in the films Me Before You, The World to Come, Pieces of a Woman, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
Josephine, the wife of Napoleon, is portrayed by Vanessa Kirby.
Josephine, the wife of Napoleon, is portrayed by Vanessa Kirby. (Photo courtesy of Getty)
With whom is Napoleon on Apple TV+ starring?
Ben Miles as Coulancourt, Tahar Rahim as Paul Barras, Paul Rhys as Talleyrand, Edouard Philipponat as Tsar Alexander, Matthew Needham as Lucien Bonaparte, and Ludvine Sagnier as Theresa Cabarrus make up the remaining cast of Napoleon.
Star of Doc Martin Other stars include Davide Tucci, Ian McNiece, John Hollingworth, Scott Handy, Youssef Kerkour, Benjamin Chivers, Gavin Spokes, Sam Crane, and Phil Cornwell.
Fact File: In world history, who was Napoleon?
Born in Corsica A political figure who gained notoriety during the French Revolution was Napoleon Bonaparte. One of the greatest military commanders in history, he overthrew Prussia, Russia, Austria, and the Holy Roman Empire to become the Emperor of France in 1804.
Approximately three to six million troops and citizens lost their lives under his leadership throughout the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon wed Josephine twice, first in 1804 via religious ceremonies and again in 1976, but their union was tumultuous.
After losing to the Duke of Wellington in June 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon was banished by the British to Saint Helena in the Atlantic, where he passed away at the age of 51 in 1821.
Everything about R.I. Scott
In 1979, British filmmaker and producer Sir Ridley Scott became well-known with the science fiction picture Alien.
Subsequently, he directed films such as Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Thelma & Louise, The Martian, Blade Runner, and Kingdom of Heaven.
For Gladiator, he took home the best picture Oscar. In 2021, Lady Gaga starred under Ridley in the film House of Gucci, which chronicled the fashion icon’s assassination.