The official Twitter account for 20th Century Studios’ upcoming medieval epic drama, The Last Duel, just dropped the first clip from the film, featuring Jodie Comer and Matt Damon.
The clip features Damon’s Jean de Carrouges and Comer’s Marguerite de Carrouges as they argue about the consequences Marguerite has to face if Jean is defeated in the duel.
Jean argues that it is God’s will and that he is risking his life for her. But she retaliates by saying that Jean is doing it for his pride and that their child risks being an orphan if he loses.
the film is based on Eric Jager’s The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France and is set in 14th-century France, specifically 1386.
It tells the story of a trial by combat in which Jean de Carrouges dueled against Jacques Le Gris. Carrouges accuses Le Gris of raping his wife Marguerite de Carrouges. The last man standing at the end of the duel would be declared the winner as a sign of God’s will. However, if Carrouges loses the duel, his wife would be burned at stake as a punishment.
The film’s official synopsis reads:
The Last Duel is a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France, directed by visionary filmmaker and four-time Academy Award® nominee Ridley Scott.
Alongside Comer and Damon, other cast members include Adam Driver, Ben Affleck, Harriet Walter, Nathaniel Parker, Sam Hazeldine, and Michael McElhatton.
Directed and produced by Ridley Scott, The Last Duel will be Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s first writing collaboration since their Oscar-winning film, Good Will Hunting. If you’ve seen the 1997 film, you know this is going to be a good one.
The Last Duel is currently set to arrive in theaters on October 15, 2021.
About The Last Duel
The Last Duel is an upcoming American historical drama film directed and produced by Ridley Scott. The movie is based off a book of the same name by Eric Jager.
The movie has an incredible cast in its roster. Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck, Harriet Walter, Nathaniel Parker and more.
Its story is based on true events regarding the last legally sanctioned duel in French history. Set in 1386, knight Jean de Carrouges challenges his best friend Jacques Le Gris to for a duel, after his wife accuses Le Gris of raping her. What follows is an epic medieval fight between the two best friends and the many nuances of history and gender in the era.
The Last Duel is slated to release exclusively in theaters on October 15, 2021.