Joaquin Phoenix will play the role of Napoleon Bonaparte in ‘Kitbag’, Ridley Scott’s upcoming biopic on the 19th-century French emperor.
The actor and the filmmaker, who teamed up for ‘Gladiator’ in 2000, will reunite for the upcoming project. The film will focus on Napoleon’s origins and his volatile relationship with his wife Josephine.
The film’s title comes from the saying “There is a general’s staff hidden in every soldier’s kitbag,” according to Deadline, which first reported the news.
The project will be directed and produced by Ridley Scott.
Phoenix won the best actor Academy Award this year for “Joker.” He was nominated for “Walk the Line,” “The Master” and “Gladiator.”