Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer and Adam Driver each give an intense visage on several new character posters for director Ridley Scott’s upcoming historical drama The last duel, only in theaters October 15 With a core cast this star, it is likely that The last duel will be hoping for some love when the awards season comes, with these new posters teasing a hard and heavy exploration of a very personal story set amidst a vast historical background.
The last duel drops our A-list cast in 14th-century France, and begins when Marguerite de Thibouville, played by Jodie Comer, claims she was raped by her husband’s best friend, Jacques Le Gris, played by Adam Driver. Her husband, knight Jean de Carrouges, portrayed by Matt Damon, challenges his friend and squire to trial in battle, culminating in the last legally sanctioned duel in France’s history.
The posters clearly suggest the powerful performances that are coming along Matt Damon in particular, we’ve never seen him before. Scarred, determined and with a crooked beard, the leading man will put his life on the line for his honor.
Based on the book of the same name by Eric Jager and with a manuscript by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleckand Matt Damon, The last duel looks like a triumphant return to the big screen for Ridley Scott, where the film teases the kind of epic, dramatic cinema that the famous filmmaker has become known for thanks to people like Gladiator and The Kingdom of Heaven.
The film also sees Matt Damon and Ben Affleck reunite their writing skills after all these years. The couple first collaborated on their talents of the critically acclaimed drama Good Will Hunting, who went on to earn them the Oscar for Best Writing, screenplay written directly for the screen. “It’s the first movie we’ve written in 25 years or so, and we wrote with another great writer named Nicole Holofcener,” said Matt Damon about working with his longtime friend Ben Affleck after all this time. “We saw it as a perspective story, which is why Ben and I wrote the male perspectives, and Nicole wrote the female perspective.”
Matt Damon has even teased several writing team-ups for him and Ben Affleck in the future after their work with The last duel says the duo plans to “write a lot more in the future. I think we just found out that after making … like making movies for 30 years, we actually learned something about structure along the way, and the process. proceeded much faster, “he said. “And then I think we’ll write a lot more in the future, just because it did not turn out to be as time consuming as we thought. I think the writing process for Good Will Hunting was so ineffective, “Damon explained.” You know, because we did not really understand the structure, so we wrote thousands of pages. “
The last duel has its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 10, 2021 and is expected to be released in the United States on October 15, 2021 by 20th Century Studios.
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