Jodie Comer Confirms She's In The Napoleon Bonaparte Movie With Joaquin Phoenix

Comer will play Josephine in the upcoming film from director Ridley Scott.


As rumored, Jodie Comer--star of Killing Eve and Disney's Free Guy--will appear in Ridley Scott's Napoleon Bonaparte movie Kitbag alongside Joaquin Phoenix.

Comer confirmed the casting rumors in an interview with Variety. As suspected, she will play Napoleon's wife, Josephine. Comer recently worked with Scott on the period drama The Last Duel, which releases in October, and she was eager to work with Scott again.

"I just jumped at the chance to work with Ridley and his team again and the idea of working with Joaquin, who's someone who I hugely admire," Comer said. "I think for me, what I'm learning is […] you learn and you grow so much by being and working with the people that you're working alongside. And I just think having that opportunity--I'm so excited to delve into that world."

Comer went on to say she is currently completely focused on Killing Eve Season 4, which is the final one. She hasn't started preparing for Josephine yet.

Kitbag is a reference to the line, "There is a general's staff hidden in every soldier's kitbag." According to a previous report, Scott decided to cast Comer in Kitbag after working with her on The Last Duel and coming away very impressed with her performance.

"Insiders say Scott was blown away by her work during production of the film, which wrapped at the end of last year," the report said.

Kitbag is slated to begin shooting "closer to the new year," Comer said. The film is in the works for Apple TV, and it's just the latest big project set up at the studio. The company also has Emancipation starring Will Smith and Killers of the Flower Moon from Martin Scorsese coming up, among many other high-profile film and TV projects.

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