Jodie Comer Joins Ridley Scott’s ‘Kitbag’

Jodie Comer

Jodie Comer is finally getting some recognition for her talent.


According to Variety, the actress will play Josephine, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (played by Joaquin Phoenix) in the upcoming Kitbag, from director Ridley Scott. The movie will start shooting at the beginning of the new year.


Ridley Scott, who is 83 at the moment, is putting out two movies this year. First, The Last Duel is coming out mid-October, where Jodie Comer will play the lead female role. She is at the moment in the Venice Film Festival, where the movie will make its world premiere next Friday. Then, in late November, Scott is releasing House of Gucci, starring Adam Driver (who is also in The Last Duel) and Lady Gaga. Scott will turn 84 the week after House of Gucci comes out in theaters.


Comer said in a statement to Variety:


“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. 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.”


Jodie Comer is, at the moment, focused on shooting the final season of Killing Eve, the show that properly launched her career and gave her an Emmy Award. It will wrap in the next few weeks. Comer, who almost nabbed the role of young Furiosa in the upcoming prequel Mad Max movie from George Miller, is finally establishing herself in Hollywood this year. She can currently be seen in Free Guy, opposite Ryan Reynolds, and of course in the upcoming The Last Duel, opposite big names like Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Adam Driver.