The trailer shows Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix transforming into Napoleon Bonaparte for the movie.
Napoleon, who died on May 5, 1821, aged 51, still divides opinion.
To some he was a celebrated commander who built a vast empire and in France constructed a modern centralised state. To others he was a despotic tyrant who succumbed to the British at Waterloo.
‘Napoleon’ the movie is described by distributor Sony Pictures as a “spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor”.
In this captivating film, viewers are immersed in Bonaparte’s extraordinary quest for power, as his insatiable ambition is intricately intertwined with his passionate and tumultuous love affair with Josephine.
Through a mesmerising lens, the movie showcases Bonaparte’s brilliant military strategies and political acumen, brought to life through stunningly dynamic battle sequences that have set new standards in filmmaking. Prepare to be enthralled as you witness the relentless journey of a visionary leader and the captivating complexities of his one true love.
“Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed,” Sony Pictures said in a press release.
The film stars British actor Vanessa Kirby in the role of Josephine.