The Last Duel is shaping up to be good with Ridley Scott directing and a star-studded cast on top of it. We have seen set pictures for the movie and now we have a trailer and it sure seems like it could be epic.
The movie stars Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck. The script was written by Affleck and Damon working together again, along with Nicole Holofcener. It is based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France (that’s a mouthful) by Eric Jager.
Scott is a great director and his visuals are stellar. It looks as though he’s at the top of his game here as well.
The Last Duel trailer:
A full on synopsis for the movie reads:
The historical pic is a cinematic and thought-provoking drama set in the midst of the Hundred Years War that explores the ubiquitous power of men, the frailty of justice and the strength and courage of one woman willing to stand alone in the service of truth. Based on actual events, the film unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals. Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris is a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite, is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, a charge he denies, she refuses to stay silent, stepping forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy. The ensuing trial by combat, a grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God’s hands.
There seems to be no set release date for The Last Duel right now. This could be due to the fact production was stopped in March of last year, because of COVID.