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"Joker" Playing "Napoleon"

"Gladiator" director Ridley Scott will team up again with "Joker" Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix, to play French military leader and emperor 'Napoleon':

"...the new film  is an original and personal look at Napoleon's origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love 'Josephine'...

"...against a backdrop of famous battles, relentless ambition and an astounding strategic mind as a military leader..."

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the 'French Revolution' and its associated wars in Europe. As 'Napoleon I', he was 'Emperor' of the French from 1804 to 1815. His legal reform, the 'Napoleonic Code', has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best known for his role in wars led against France, by a series of coalitions,

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