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article imageHBO may do Napoleon miniseries based on Kubrick script

By Andrew Ellis     Nov 27, 2013 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - Warner Bros. is reportedly trying to get Leonardo DiCaprio for its currently-in-development Napoleon Bonaparte movie, but HBO is reportedly trying to give Bonaparte the miniseries treatment.
According to Variety, the pay-cable giant is in talks to obtain a miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg which focuses on the famous Frenchman.
The first announcement, according to Deadline, was made back in March when Spielberg said he was going to produce a miniseries about Bonaparte with a script that was written by Stanley Kubrick back in 1961.
The roster of A-listers involved may expand as Vulture reported that The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrman is being "eyed" to take the director's chair.
According to Deadline, Spielberg said that getting the screenplay made was Kubrick's dream, but he ran into trouble when none of the studios would fund it. Kubrick went as far as writing a letter to studio executives in 1971 where he "promised" it would be the "best movie ever made." After that attempt failed, he dropped the project.
As of right now, there are no other details available for the miniseries, according to Variety.
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