Sir Ridley Scott is ready to make his return to the big screen with the epic true-life tale of The Last Duel, and this story of love, honour, revenge and justice via the battlefield is sure to make for an epic and ultimately cinema-defining story up on the big screen.
Watch the full trailer for The Last Duel below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
In 14th-century France, knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and his squire Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver) are ordered to fight to the death after Carrouges accuses Le Gris of raping his wife.
Based on the true historical combat that occurred in Paris, France on 29 December 1386, The Last Duel, which is adapted from the gripping true story by Eric Jager, and which was adapted to the big screen by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener makes for a compelling and epic story, and audiences are sure to thrilled and ensnared by this ultimate tale of medieval combat.
Scott, who is revered as a master cinematic world builder, and who has entertained with fantastical films that include Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and All The Money In The World has crafted something utterly superb in The Last Duel, and the scale, scope and detail of this project is sure to entrance audiences.
Matt Damon and Jodie Comer star as Jean de Carrouges and his wife Marguerite in the film and the pair absolutely stun with their performances in this first trailer, and their chemistry together is sure to keep audiences enthralled and enchanted. Added to that is the dark energy of Adam Driver as Jacques Le Gris, Carrouges’ squire and court favourite, who commits a terrible crime and who almost gets away with it until Carrouges demanded a battle to the death to ensure God’s true justice. Finally, Ben Affleck brings the story together as Count Pierre d’Alençon, Carrouges and Le Gris overlord who adjudicates the first arguments between these two knights and sets in motion the events for a bloody showdown.
The Last Duel is a film of ultimate cinematic quality that needs to be seen on the big screen and is also a full-circle moment for Scott as it brings him back to his very first film with The Duellists which was released in 1977. It’s an utterly epic work and I cannot wait to see this arrive on the big screen.
The Last Duel is a film that I can barely contain my excitement for and I cannot wait to see the action of this new project unfold when it arrives on the big screen on October 14. Prepare thyself for the ultimate tale of love, honour and revenge with this one.
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