Napoleon, a film by Ridley Scott, is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise of the iconic Napoleon Bonaparte
Screenwriter David Scarpa’s craft lies in writing material with psychological themes that lend themselves to a sweeping cinematic experience. He uses real-life characters as a vehicle to illuminate broader themes about the human condition.
Three of Scarpa’s produced screenplays, including All the Money in the World, have been selected for The Black List. His future projects include Gladiator 2, which re-teams him with Napoleon director Ridley Scott.
Scarpa’s screenwriting career began with an original screenplay for DreamWorks that became The Last Castle, starring Robert Redford, James Gandolfini and Mark Ruffalo. Since then he has written numerous features, including Scott Derrickson’s The Day the Earth Stood Still.
David Scarpa was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and raised in Tennessee and Connecticut. He is a graduate of the Film and Television Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he also attended the School of Dramatic Writing.
As from the press release from Sony Pictures, Cristiana Caimmi.