‘The Mauritanian‘ star, Tahar Rahim, has joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ feature.

Rahim will join Joaquin Phoenix who will play the French military leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Vanessa Kirby who will play his wife and one true love, Josephine. Rahim will portray Paul Barras, the powerful Commissioner of the Revolutionary Army.

The film is an original and personal look at Napoleon’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to the emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine. The intention of the film is to capture Napoleon’s famous battles, relentless ambition and astounding strategic mind as an extraordinary military leader and war visionary.

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David Scarpa –, who wrote the Scott-directed ‘All the Money in the World’ will pen the script. Scott and Kevin Walsh for Scott Free will produce the project which has been set by 20th Century Studios.

Production on the feature is currently underway.

Rahim will next be seen in the AppleTV+ and Scott Z. Burns’ limited series, ‘Extrapolations’, as well as ‘Don Juan’, a French musical movie by Serge Bozon.