HBO To Make Spielberg’s Napoleon Series?

Napoleon Bonaparte may be getting the pay TV treatment, as HBO is in early talks to acquire a Steven Spielberg-produced miniseries centering on the infamous French leader. Development of the mini, which is based on a 1961 screenplay penned by Stanley Kubrick, was announced by Spielberg in March during an interview on French TV net Canal Plus. Baz Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby”) is in discussions to helm the miniseries for HBO. At this time, no deals are in place for the Napoleon project at HBO. Word that HBO may nab Spielberg’s mini arrives as Warner Bros. courts Leonardo DiCaprio for an untitled Napoleon biopic. Does this mean Scorsese will direct it?

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