Ridley Scott’s much awaited historical film, Kitbag is creating some serious buzz with the film’s leads being Joaquin Phoenix and Jodie Comer. However, it seems one of them have been replaced.
Vanessa Kirby is entering Ridley Scott’s empire. The actor is in talks to star in Kitbag with Joaquin Phoenix playing the role of Napoleon. The Hollywood Reporter, confirmed that Vanessa will take on the role of Josephine. The role previously belonged to Jodie Comer.
Napoleon’s rise on the battlefield and in politics takes the center stage in Scott’s film while parallelly focusing on the love story of Napoleon and Josephine. Oscar nominated Kirby has previously starred in Netflix’s The Crown, Pieces of a Woman and has also appeared in films like Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and Mission: Impossible — Fallout.
Comer, is in the awards conversation with Scott’s latest release The Last Duel. She stated she had to drop out out Kitbag due to scheduling issues with her first West End stage production. Prima Facie.
The actress told THR ‘s Scott Feinberg on his Awards Chatter podcast, “Unfortunately, due to COVID and changes of schedule, I don’t think I can make Kitbag work right now due to a scheduling conflict,” Comer is due to begin rehearsals for her first West End stage production in March, for a limited engagement from April to June. Meanwhile, Kitbag is set to start shooting in Europe later this month.
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