Rupert Sanders ("Snow White and the Huntsman") has closed a deal to direct an untitled Napoleon biopic at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Jeremy Doner penned the script for the historical drama which revolves around the concept that most of what's known about the French general is actually not true. In this take, he's essentially a gangster boss.
While the studio originally hoped to get Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese involved, they decided to cast their net wider and have now settled on Sanders. Gianni Nunnari is producing.