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Classic Black Sabbath song helps send Napoleon film trailer viral

The new trailer for the new film Napoleon has been viewed 17 million times in just two weeks, thanks to the classic Black Sabbath song War Pigs.

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Joaquin Phoenix stars as Napoleon Bonaparte. Inset: Ozzy Osbourne.

Napoleon, hitting the big screen on Wednesday, November 22, has been directed by legendary British filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott, who turns 86 on November 30. Just three days later on December 3 Ozzy Osbourne celebrates his 75th birthday.

Jim Simpson, Black Sabbath’s original manager, says that fusing the pair’s talents together on the trailer seems to have been a masterstroke.

The official trailer on Sony Pictures’ YouTube channel which features Ozzy and was released on October 18 has had more than 17.5m viewings.