Vanessa Kirby replaces Jodie Comer in Ridley Scott's 'Kitbag'

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Ridley Scott's forthcoming Apple TV+ movie "Kitbag," about the life of Napoleon, will now feature "Mission: Impossible" star Vanessa Kirby.

Vanessa Kirby in
Vanessa Kirby in "Mission: Impossible"


Jodie Comer has left the production of "Kitbag," following scheduling issues. She has been replaced by Vanessa Kirby, best known for "Mission: Impossible," and her Oscar-nominated performance in "Pieces of a Woman."

According to Deadline, Kirby's representatives are negotiating her deal ahead of the film going into production in the spring.

"Kitbag" stars Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon. It is written by David Scarpa, previously known for "Man in the High Castle," "All the Money in the World," and the 2008 remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film will recount the life of Napoleon, focusing on his tempestuous relationship with the Empress Josephine.

"Napoleon is a man I've always been fascinated by," Scott previously said of the film. "He came out of nowhere to rule everything -- but all the while he was waging a romantic war with his adulterous wife Josephine."

"He conquered the world to try to win her love, and when he couldn't, he conquered it to destroy her, and destroyed himself in the process," continued Scott.

"Kitbag" is to be shot in the UK and produced for Apple by Scott's own production company, Scott Free.

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    Fred257Fred257 Posts: 210member
    Interesting. My psychopath father is related to Napoleon. Will have to watch 
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  • Reply 2 of 6
    That sounds incredible. Ridley Scott’s latest movie, also a historical piece, The Last Duel, was really great. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 6
    That sounds incredible. Ridley Scott’s latest movie, also a historical piece, The Last Duel, was really great. 
    I really want to see The Last Duel! I've been waiting for the price to drop on iTunes but now I see it's coming to HBOmax on the 14th!
    patchythepiratewatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 6
    Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut is one of Scott's masterpieces. That really has me interested in Kitbag. My only reason for trepidation is Joaquin Phoenix. I don't like him much.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 6
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    Given Ridley Scott's approach to historical accuracy in his back catalogue, this will not be a movie about the life of Napoleon, but a story about someone a bit like Napoleon.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    crowley said:
    Given Ridley Scott's approach to historical accuracy in his back catalogue, this will not be a movie about the life of Napoleon, but a story about someone a bit like Napoleon.
    And it will be VASTLY entertaining. I’ll take that trade off. 
    watto_cobrapatchythepirate
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