‘Napoleon’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Transforms Into Ruthless French General in Ridley Scott’s Historical Epic

Apple has unveiled the much-anticipated trailer for “Napoleon,” the upcoming film directed by Ridley Scott and featuring the remarkable talent of Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role.

Set to hit theaters on November 22, 2023, this cinematic masterpiece delves into the glamorous life of the legendary French leader Napoleon Bonaparte. The newly released trailer offers a compelling glimpse into the intense war scenes and intricate relationships that shaped Napoleon’s journey.

One particularly intriguing aspect explored is his complex dynamic with his wife, Josephine, portrayed by Vanessa Kirby, who stepped in for Jodie Comer, necessitated by unforeseen circumstances.

Ridley Scott, the visionary director himself, recently shared his deep fascination with the enigmatic figure of Napoleon and his motivations for bringing this epic story to life.

In an interview with Empire, Scott further praised Joaquin Phoenix’s extraordinary portrayal of the French leader. He lauded Phoenix’s unique ability to transcend conventions and channel his intuition into his performances, creating something remarkable. Scott admitted that working with Joaquin was a transformative experience, as the actor’s unwavering dedication to his craft compelled them to delve deeper into the character of Bonaparte.