A blockbuster is in the making; Ridley Scott is directing a movie titled The Last Duel; the movie is based on a novel by Eric Jagger titled The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France. Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Nicole Holofcener have written the movie’s screenplay, making it the first screenplay collaboration between Ben Affleck and Matt Damon after the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting.
The movie project has been hinted at since July 2015, and Francis Lawrence was poised to direct the movie. However, the production of the movie was abandoned. In July 2019, when the previous rights had expired, it was announced that Ridley Scott would direct the movie with a screenplay from Matt Damon and others. Matt Damon will star in the movie as the protagonist, with Adam Driver supporting.
Excitement in Cahir today as filming for #thelastduel begins! ? out for #mattdamon #jodiecomer #BenAffleck #Tipperary pic.twitter.com/16FZQvOeST— Rachel Flaherty (@rachelfl) September 28, 2020
The Last Duel Release Date: When will it air?
The movie’s production was announced in 2019, as stated above. However, movie production was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Filming finally took place in September of 2020 under strict Covid-19 guidelines and ended in October 2020. The release date for the movie has been scheduled for October 15, 2021.
The Last Duel Plot: What will Happen?
The movie’s plot will undoubtedly follow the storyline in the novel. In the 14th century France, two knights, Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, are at loggerheads. The best friends must fight to the death, to settle a dispute. Carrouges wife accuses Le Gris of brutally raping her. To settle their dispute, the King ordered a duel to the death in hopes that the innocent party will be vindicated through victory.
The Last Duel Cast: Who will be in?
The cast of the movie includes
- Matt Damon is playing the role of Jean de Carrouges, one of the knights and former friend of Le Gris.
- Gucci star- Adam Driver plays the role of Jacques Le Gris, the second knight and former friend of Carrouges.
- Ben Affleck plays the role of King Charles VI.
- Killing Eve cast member- Jodie Comer stars as Marguerite de Carrouges, wife of Jean de Carrouges.
- Harriet Walter stars as Nicole Dr. Buchard.
- Nathaniel Parker plays the role of Sir Robert D’Thibouville.
Other cast members include
- Alex Lawther (The End of the Fucking World).
- Sam Hazeldine (Resurrection).
The Last Duel Trailer: When can we watch it?
There is no trailer for the upcoming movie yet, but seeing that filming and production ended in October 2020. The release of a trailer is imminent. What are your thoughts about the movie? Is it a must-watch?