Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix are re-teaming for another epic trip back in time.

As Deadline reports, Apple Original Films has partnered with Sony Pictures to set a November 22 worldwide theatrical release for Napoleon, the historical action epic directed by Ridley Scott that stars Joaquin Phoenix as French conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and Vanessa Kirby as Empress Josephine. After the theatrical run, the film will stream globally on Apple TV+.

Directed by Scott from a screenplay by David Scarpa, Napoleon tells the story of the French emperor and military leader’s origins and swift, ruthless climb to emperor. That is viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine. The film captures Napoleon’s famous battles, relentless ambition and astounding strategic mind as an extraordinary military leader and war visionary.

What do you make of this bit of news? Is a Napoleon epic something that interests you? How about the re-teaming of Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix? Or is this entire thing not really your jam? Sound off in the comments below to let us and the rest of the movie-loving world know your thoughts!


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