When he gets it right (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven – The Director’s Cut) few directors can orchestrate a historical epic like Ridley Scott, and if this trailer is anything to go by then there’s a lot to get excited about when it comes to The Last Duel.
Starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck (reunited in chainmail for the first time since Dogma), Adam Driver and Jodie Comer, the film depicts the battle between two friends turned bitter rivals. Check out the trailer and poster here….
The historical epic 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.
The Last Duel will be released on October 15th, 2021.