‘Killing Eve’ Star Jodie Comer Confirmed To Feature Opposite Joaquin Phoenix In ‘Kitbag’

Actor Jodie Comer hasn’t started preparing for the role of Napoleon’s beloved Josephine yet. (Jodie Comer, @jodiemcomer/Instagram)

WASHINGTON — English actor Jodie Comer, widely known for her role in the popular series “Killing Eve,” revealed that she would star opposite Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix in Ridley Scott’s new film “Kitbag.”

Comer confirmed the news to a media organization, sharing that she will begin shooting for “Kitbag” towards the new year.

Comer will play Josephine alongside Phoenix’s Napoleon Bonaparte in the historical drama about the military leader and emperor.

The “Killing Eve” actor is about to embark on promotion for Scott’s “The Last Duel,” another historical drama, in which she appears alongside Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Adam Driver.

Comer spoke about working with Scott again and also getting an opportunity to feature alongside Phoenix, who she “hugely admires.”

“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 in an interview with a media organization about “The Last Duel,” which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 10, 2021.

“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,” she said.

Comer said she hasn’t started preparing for the role of Napoleon’s beloved Josephine yet, which is due to shoot “closer to the new year,” because she is entirely focused on the fourth and final season of “Killing Eve” alongside Sandra Oh, which she is currently wrapping.

The actor will be making her film festival debut in Venice, Italy, which she told a news organization that she is both excited and terrified about.

“It’s something I’ve seen every year and just thought, ‘Wow, how cool and impressive is that,’ so the fact that I’m going to be there feels so surreal,” she said.

“And then also that we’re going to sit down with an audience and watch it with them is kind of daunting.”

Written by David Scarpa, “Kitbag” will be produced by Apple and 20th Century Studios.

On the other hand, Comer’s upcoming movie “The Last Duel” is based on a novel of the same name by Eric Jager. Set in 14th century France, the plot revolves around Marguerite de Carrouges (played by Comer), who claims that her husband’s friend had raped her. Jean de Carrouges (played by Damon) then challenges his friend, Jacques LeGris (played by Driver), who is also his squire, to a duel.

The film is slated to release in the United States on Oct. 15, 2021.

Some of Comer’s other credits include “Waterloo Road,” “Justice,” “Silent Witness,” “Remember Me,” “The White Princess,” “Rillington Palace,” “Free Guy,” etc.

(With inputs from ANI)

Edited by Ojaswin Kathuria and Nikita Nikhil

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