Vanessa Kirby signs on to replace Jodie Comer as Empress Josephine

Jodie Comer pulls out of Ridley Scott drama Kitbagwith Vanessa Kirby signing on to replace her as Empress Josephine alongside Joaquin Phoenix’s Napoleon Bonaparte

  • It was reported on Tuesday afternoon that Comer, 28, bowed out due to COVID-19-related scheduling issues
  • Deadline later reported that actress is 33-year-old The Crown star Kirby, whose team was negotiating a deal
  • Kirby will portray Empress Josephine, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, who will be played by Joaquin Phoenix
  • The movie will chart Bonaparte’s swift and relentless rise to Emperor, which is reflected through the lens of his relationship with Josephine
  • Jodie Comer has pulled out of Ridley Scott’s historical drama Kitbagwith Vanessa Kirby signing on to replace her.

    It was reported on Tuesday afternoon that Comer, 28, bowed out due to COVID-19-related scheduling issues, with Apple said to be ‘advanced negotiationswith a then-unnamed actress to replace her.

    最后期限 later reported that actress is 33-year-old The Crown star Kirby, whose team was negotiating a deal.

    Replacement:Jodie Comer has pulled out of Ridley Scott's historical drama Kitbag - with Vanessa Kirby (图为) signing on to replace her

    Replacement:Jodie Comer has pulled out of Ridley Scott’s historical drama Kitbagwith Vanessa Kirby (图为) signing on to replace her

    Kirby will portray Empress Josephine, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, who will be played by Joaquin Phoenix.

    The movie will chart Bonaparte’s swift and relentless rise to Emperor, which is reflected through the lens of his relationship with Josephine.

    Napoleon and Josephine’s relationship is described as, ‘addictive and often volatile,’ with Josephine said to be his, ‘one true love.

    Bowed out: It was reported on Tuesday afternoon that Comer, 28, bowed out due to COVID-19-related scheduling issues

    Bowed out: It was reported on Tuesday afternoon that Comer, 28, bowed out due to COVID-19-related scheduling issues

    Empress: Kirby will portray Empress Josephine, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, who will be played by Joaquin Phoenix

    Empress: Kirby will portray Empress Josephine, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, who will be played by Joaquin Phoenix

    Apple Studios picked up the project in October 2020 with Scott coming aboard to direct, reuniting with his Gladiator star Phoenix.

    Scott will direct from a script by his All The Money in the World writer David Scarpa, with Scott also producing with Kevin Walsh.

    The director revealed in a BBC interview back in November that production was slated to begin on Kitbag in the U.K. 在一月 15, describing the movie as a ‘monster.








    导向器: Apple Studios picked up the project in October 2020 with Scott coming aboard to direct, reuniting with his Gladiator star Phoenix

    导向器: Apple Studios picked up the project in October 2020 with Scott coming aboard to direct, reuniting with his Gladiator star Phoenix

    Kirby first came into prominence by playing Princess Margaret on Netflix’s The Crown, which earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

    She moved on to the big screen, playing the mysterious White Widow in 2018’s Mission: 不可能的 – 掉出来.

    The actress continued making waves on the big screen the next year in Fast & Furious Presents: 霍布斯 & Shaw and Mr. 琼斯.








    也感染了这种疾病,并被留下“为生命而战: Kirby first came into prominence by playing Princess Margaret on Netflix's The Crown, which earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

    也感染了这种疾病,并被留下“为生命而战: Kirby first came into prominence by playing Princess Margaret on Netflix’s The Crown, which earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

    She earned her first Oscar nomination last year for playing Martha in Netflix’s Pieces of a Woman.

    Kirby has two films lined up for 2022, returning as White Widow in Mission: 不可能的 7 (九月 30, 2022) and The Son (TBA) with Hugh Jackman.

    She also has The Brutalist with Sebastian Stan and Marion Cotillard and Suddenly with Jake Gyllenhaal in pre-production.








    Oscar nomination: She earned her first Oscar nomination last year for playing Martha in Netflix's Pieces of a Woman

    Oscar nomination: She earned her first Oscar nomination last year for playing Martha in Netflix’s Pieces of a Woman