Vanessa Kirby to Replace Jodie Comer in Ridley Scott’s ‘Kitbag’ With Joaquin Phoenix

Vanessa Kirby to Replace Jodie Comer in Ridley Scott’s ‘Kitbag’ With Joaquin Phoenix
Vanessa Kirby is in talks to star in Ridley Scott’s Napoleon epic “Kitbag,” replacing Jodie Comer in the role, who had to exit due to scheduling conflicts, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

The “Pieces of a Woman” actress Kirby will star as Josephine to Joaquin Phoenix’s Napoleon Bonaparte in a film that focuses on Napoleon’s origins, his rise to becoming emperor and his volatile relationship with Josephine. Ridley Scott is directing, and David Scarpa wrote the screenplay. The film is set at Apple and is meant to begin filming in Europe later this month.

Comer broke the news of her exit on THR’s “Awards Chatter” podcast, explaining that she had a “rubbish” scheduling conflict because of schedules moved around due to Covid and didn’t feel she “can make ‘Kitbag’ work right now.” Comer is also set to begin rehearsals for a West End stage
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