Rupert Sanders to Direct Napoleon Biopic for Warner Bros.

Rupert Sanders Napoleon Movie
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Jeremy Doner penned script

“Snow White and the Huntsman” helmer Rupert Sanders has closed a deal to direct an untitled Napoleon biopic for Warner Bros.

Jeremy Doner penned the script with Gianni Nunnari producing. Niija Kuykendall will oversee for the studio.

The pic’s concept is that most of what the public knows about the French general is actually not true, including his famous short stature. In this version, he’s viewed almost as a gangster boss.

Doner put in tons of research, and Warners was so high on this script when it was delivered that the studio viewed it as a possible pairing for Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese.

With Scorsese working to deliver the final cut of “Wolf of Wall Street,” the studio began widening the net for other high-profile directors to take the helm before settling on Sanders.

As for the title character, the studio will look to top names such as DiCaprio and Tom Hardy to carry the historical drama but those meetings have not yet begun.

As for Sanders, after delivering a hit with “Snow White and Huntsman,” Sanders has lined up several films he is trying to make as a follow-up, including “The Kill List,” “90 Church” for Universal and Joe Roth and “The Juliet” at Fox. He is repped by CAA and attorney Carlos Goodman.

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  1. Mikel13 says:

    Sanders’ work in Snow White was style over substance.

    There are tons of potential movies about Napoleon which can explore different parts and aspects of his life, from his love life to his military life, and with many different styles, but even if the movie can be good, I doubt this will be THE Napoleon the world deserves.

    I could imagine DiCaprio as Napoleon. Tom Hardi, not so much, at least physically.

  2. Anastasia Machera says:

    Tom Hardy!!!!!!!

  3. Mike says:

    Lol, Kristen Stewart must be so proud of her lover. Their home wrecking ways were not in vain after all.

  4. coco says:

    i hope no one go to see his movie he is directing i hate him so much for what he did to kristen

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