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Berenice Bejo to lead 'Josephine and Napoleon' series

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"The Artist" Bejo is set to lead the "and Napolean" series.

The English-language period drama is created by British showrunner Tony Saint, reported Variety.

The eight-part series is based on Andrew Roberts' "Napoleon: A Life" and Kate Williams' "The Dangerous Life of Bonaparte".

The series will be directed by a French and English filmmaker duo who will be announced later, along with a French who will be working with Saint.

It is being produced by the British company and Pascal Breton's Paris-based Federation Entertainment for the network Televisions.

Bejo, who received an nomination for her performance in Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist", will play Josephine, Napoleon Bonaparte's first wife, lover, and muse.

According to the makers, the series will explore how these "two colonial outsiders from the achieved the most audacious and extraordinary ascent to power in human history."

They added that the series will showcase a "rich cast of Machiavellian fixers, declasse aristocrats, and scheming lovers thrown into the mix."

The show is scheduled to start shooting at the end of next summer in

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 13:50 IST