Napoleon Release Date, Cast, Plot, And Everything We Know So Far

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Ridley Scott is directing, producing, and writing the script for the upcoming epic historical drama picture Napoleon, which David Scarpa wrote. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the role of Napoleon and recounts the rise to power of the French leader. The movie will premiere in theaters thanks to Sony Pictures on November 22, 2023. Then it will be available to stream on Apple TV+ at some point in the future.


After releasing two films in quick succession in 2021 with The Last Duel and House of Gucci, Ridley Scott has another picture on the horizon scheduled to hit large screens later this year. This time, he will work alongside a well-known actor in the production.

That film is called Napoleon, and it is a historical action epic that will focus on, you guessed it, French conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte. It will be Scott’s first time working with Apple Studios. While it was just recently revealed that another cinematic icon, Steven Spielberg, is working on developing an HBO limited series themed around the famous Frenchman, Scott’s picture will arrive considerably sooner than Spielberg’s project.


  • Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Vanessa Kirby as Empress Joséphine
  • Tahar Rahim as Paul Barras
  • Ben Miles as Caulaincourt
  • Ludivine Sagnier as Theresa Cabarrus
  • Matthew Needham as Lucien Bonaparte
  • Youssef Kerkour as Marshal Davout
  • Phil Cornwell as Sanson “The Bourreau”
  • Edouard Philipponnat as Tsar Alexander
  • Ian McNeice
  • Paul Rhys as Talleyrand
  • John Hollingworth as Marshal Ney
  • Gavin spoke as Moulins.
  • Mark Bonnar as Jean-Andoche Junot

What is the Release Date Of Napoleon?

Napoleon will premiere on Thanksgiving weekend, November 22, 2023. This date will pit the film against the animated fairy tale Wish that Disney will release.

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The picture may make its debut at a festival first. It wouldn’t shock us if the film were shown at the Venice Film Festival at the end of August or the Toronto International Film Festival at the beginning of September.

Who is the Director of Napoleon?

Ridley Scott, also known as Sir Ridley, is an English film director and producer. He is best known for directing films in science fiction and historical drama, and his body of work is renowned for having an evocative and intensely concentrated visual style. Throughout his career, Scott has been honored with many prestigious distinctions, including the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement, which was awarded to him in 2018 by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in recognition of his contributions to the film industry in the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed upon him the title of Knight in 2003. In 2007, he was given a place of honor in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and 2011, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

What is the Plot of Napoleon?

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The story of Napoleon’s rise to power and the ups and downs of his marriage to Empress Joséphine will be told through a motion picture. During an interview with Deadline, Scott made the following statement:

“Napoleon is a man I’ve always been fascinated by. He came out of nowhere to rule everything, but all the while, he was waging a romantic war with his unfaithful wife, Joséphine. 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.”

The life of Napoleon, on the other hand, is very well recorded, even though only some exact aspects of the film’s narrative are known. He came from a family of small Italian noble heritage and was born on the island of Corsica, located off the coast of France. The year that Napoleon was born was when the French captured the territory of Corsica, which had previously been an independent nation. As a young man, he was a staunch supporter of the independence of Corsica, and his family had been among those who had fought against France during the war. Napoleon didn’t start learning French until he was ten years old, and because it was his third language, he could never grasp it completely. Throughout his life, he maintained the characteristic accent of Corsican speakers and had bad spelling in the language.

After some time, he joined the revolutionaries fighting in France as a low-ranking commander. He took part in the siege of Toulon in 1793. He achieved widespread notoriety for many tactical judgments that contributed to the revolutionary movement’s success in that region. During the following ten years, Napoleon distinguished himself as a capable commander by serving France in many conflicts in Italy, Austria, and Egypt. In 1799, he led a successful government overthrow and established himself as a dictator in all but name.

From that point forward, Napoleon was involved in a warlike conflict with the rest of Europe, a conflict in which he achieved one of the most significant military victories in human history. In the end, he was defeated in the Battle of Leipzig in 1813 and sent into exile on the island of Elba in 1814. Both of these events took place in Germany. Soon after, he was able to elude capture, travel back to France, and regain control of the country on multiple occasions before being defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. He was sent to Saint Helena in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, one of the world’s most distant islands, and he passed away there in 1821.

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