January 07, 2022 0 comments

EXCLUSIVEVanessa Kirby is Ridley Scott’s choice to play Empress Josephine opposite Joaquin Phoenix’s Napoleon in Kitbag, the historical drama for Apple that begins production this spring. She will replace Jodie Comer, who exited the project over scheduling. Her reps are negotiating a deal for Kirby, who is coming off an Oscar nomination for her gut-wrenching performance in Pieces of a Woman.

Scripted by Scott’s All the Money in the World collaborator David Scarpa, Kitbag explores Bonaparte’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, through the lens of his addictive and often volatile relationship with the Empress. Scott and Kevin Walsh are producing for Scott Free. Deadline first broke the news of Scott’s plan to direct the film and reunite with Gladiator star Phoenix in October of 2020, as well as Apple Studios’ commitment to finance and produce the project.
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February 06, 2022 0 comments

Vanessa will move to Oxfordshire to start filming Napoleon (previously called Kitbag). According to this source, the movie will be out in 2023 in Apple + TV.


A Napoleonic epic, which has some big names attached to it, will shoot scenes in Oxfordshire.

Last year the Oxford Mail brought you news that a huge new movie production would be filming in parts of the county, as well as the fact they were looking for extras to star in the film.

A source on the set told the Oxford Mail the film is massive and “bigger than 1917”.

What is the film?

The film is a historical biopic focusing on the life of French military and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte.
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