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Vanessa Kirby to superstar in ‘Kitbag’ following Jodie Comer’s go out because of scheduling problems

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LOS ANGELES: Oscar-nominated actor Vanessa Kirby will now play Josephine in Ridley Scott’s historic movie “Kitbag”, after Jodie Comer dropped out of the challenge because of scheduling problems.

In step with The Hollywood Function, Comer exited the film as its filming was once overlapping together with her first West Finish level manufacturing, “Prima Facie”.

“Sadly, because of COVID and adjustments of agenda, I do not believe I will make Kitbag paintings presently because of a scheduling battle,” the “Killing Eve” superstar informed THR’s Scott Feinberg on his Awards Chatter podcast.

It might had been Comer’s 2d movie with Scott put up every other length drama, 2021’s “The Closing Duel”.

“Kitbag” will revolve round the upward thrust of Napoleon Bonaparte, the nineteenth century French army chief and emperor to be performed by way of Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix.

The movie may also focal point at the love tale between Napoleon and his spouse, Josephine.

It marks the reunion between Scott and Phoenix after their a couple of Oscar-winning film “Gladiator” (2000).

Capturing on “Kitbag” is scheduled to start out in Europe later this month, whilst Comer is about to begin rehearsals for her first West Finish level manufacturing in March, for a restricted engagement from April to June.

Kirby, who rose to global prominence together with her portrayal of Princess Margaret within the first two seasons of the Netflix collection “The Crown”, gained an Oscar nomination for “Items of a Lady” final yr.

She is going to subsequent reprise her position of the fingers broker Alanna Mitsopolis/ White Widow within the upcoming “Challenge: Unimaginable VII”, fronted by way of Tom Cruise.