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Another arthouse major who recently crossed over to the small screen with his elegant, multi-award-winning reinterpretation of “Mildred Pierce,” Haynes seems a slight stretch of the imagination for this project: his interest in history (on film, at least) has skewed more towards pop than politics, and his biopics have either been enacted with Barbie dolls instead of actors (“Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story”) or splintered their subject into multiple personae (the aptly named “I'm Not There”), neither of which I suspect is an approach Spielberg has in mind. Still, there's a first time for everything, and it would be fascinating to see Haynes cross centuries by positioning Napoleon as a kind of historical rock star, while his queer sensibility could add interesting textures to the Emperor's personal life.
- Guy Lodge