Jodie Comer Is Ridley Scott’s Choice To Play Josephine Opposite Joaquin Phoenix In Scott’s Napoleon Bonaparte Pic ‘Kitbag’ For Apple Studios https://t.co/Cwhj2Kkps1— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 2, 2021
- Sources close to Deadline says that Jodie Comer (27) "is Scott’s choice to play Napoleon Bonaparte’s beloved Josephine in Apple Studios’ upcoming epic Kitbag". Joaquin Phoenix (46) will play Napoleon Bonaparte.
- "Sources tell Deadline that even though Comer’s star had been on the rise following her Emmy-winning work on Killing Eve, Scott had no idea who she was when he set her as the female lead opposite Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck in The Last Duel. Insiders say Scott was blown away by her work during production of the film, which wrapped and the end of last year."
- Kitbag "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. While the intention of the film is to capture Napoleon’s famous battles, ambition and strategic mind, the love story he had with Josephine is just as important to the origins and the way the great military leader was."