Twentieth Century Studios released the first trailer for their historical epic ‘The Last Duel’ today. The film hit the headlines last year when star Matt Damon and his family were forced to stay in the Dublin seaside village of Dalkey when lockdown was put in place while he was shooting the movie on location in Ireland.
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.
The film from director Ridley Scott stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck. Speaking about the cast Ridley Scott said “I love working with Matt, so it was an added bonus to be able to work with him and Ben as both actors and as screenwriters, along with Nicole Holofcener, and I knew it would be a great result. I had admired the show ‘Killing Eve’ and had been looking for the opportunity to present Jodie Comer with a challenging role. Her performance as Marguerite will make her one of the great actresses of her generation.”
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR THE LAST DUEL
THE LAST DUEL – IRISH CINEMA RELEASE DATE : OCTOBER 15th 2021