Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Adam Driver revealed in The Last Duel set-photos

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

The Last Duel, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Ridley Scott

Production on Ridley Scott's next project, THE LAST DUEL, is currently underway, and a series of set-photos have emerged which show off just how Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Adam Driver will be appearing in the film. Set in 14th century France, THE LAST DUEL is said to be an epic tale of betrayal and justice which will be told from three distinct points of view, that of two knights (Damon and Driver), whose bond is tested by treachery, as well as a young woman (Jodie Comer) who is forced to navigate the brutal and oppressive culture of the era in order to survive. You can marvel at Ben Affleck's blond hair below!

Nicole Holofcener (ENOUGH SAID) co-wrote the script with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, which marked the first collaboration on a script between Damon and Affleck since GOOD WILL HUNTING. While speaking on The Bill Simmons Podcast last year, Matt Damon spoke about writing THE LAST DUEL with Ben Affleck and how the writing duties were split with Holofcener. "Well we wrote something together along with this unbelievable writer, her name's Nicole Holofcener, she’s just great great," Damon said. "So the three of us wrote this movie, it’s about medieval France and it’s called The Last Duel and it’s about the last sanctioned duel in medieval France which between two knights, one of whom claimed the other raped his wife. It’s really this movie about perspective, so Ben and I wrote the male perspectives and Nicole wrote the female perspective. I think it could potentially be really interesting."

A synopsis of "The Last Duel" via Amazon:

When Jean de Carrouges, a Norman knight, returns from combat in Scotland to find his wife, Marguerite, accusing Jacques LeGris, her husband’s old friend and fellow courtier, of brutally raping her, the knight takes his cause before the teenage King Charles VI. Amid LeGris’s vociferous claims of innocence and doubts about the now pregnant Marguerite’s charges (and about the paternity of her child), the deadlocked court decrees a “trial by combat” that leaves her fate, too, in the balance. For if her husband and champion loses the duel, she will be put to death as a false accuser.

Carrouges and LeGris, in full armor, eventually meet on a walled field in Paris before a massive crowd that includes the king and many nobles of the realm. A fierce fight on horseback and then on foot ensues during which both combatants suffer wounds—but only one fatal. The violent and tragic episode was notorious in its own time because of the nature of the alleged crime, the legal impasse it provoked, and the resulting trial by combat, an ancient but increasingly suspect institution that was thereafter abolished.

THE LAST DUEL is set for a limited-release on December 25, 2020, before expanding wide on January 8, 2021.

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