How Director Ridley Scott found his Napoleon in actor Joaquin Phoenix!

Director Ridley Scott and Academy Award-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix are receiving phenomenal global reviews for their upcoming spectacle-filled action epic, Napoleon, which brings forth the story of history’s greatest warrior and emperor.

The film details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

Talking about how he found his Napoleon, director Ridley Scott says that for him, it was after seeing Joaquin’s Academy Award-winning performance in ‘Joker’ that he was reminded of their collaboration on ‘Gladiator’, and knew that he would be perfect for the role.

Says the director, “I saw him and it all came flooding back – how we worked on Gladiator, and what journey he went on with that character, and I thought, ‘God damn, there’s Napoleon.’”

Napoleon 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 Entertainment India has released ‘Napoleon’ on November 24 in English and Hindi.