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Matt Damon talks co-writing ‘The Last Duel’ with Ben Affleck

Matt Damon talks co-writing ‘The Last Duel’ with Ben Affleck

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Last week we got a very cool surprise treat with the arrival of the all-new trailer for Sir Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, an impressive and epically scaled medieval tale of love, honour, justice and revenge and audiences watched with amazement at the visuals that were presented before them, along with the incredible performances of Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck.

While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new drama Stillwater, Damon opened up about what it was like to re-team with childhood best friend Ben Affleck to pen the script for The Last Duel. The first film they’ve written since their 1997 Oscar-winning feature Good Will Hunting.

“It’s the first film we’ve written in like twenty-five years or something. We wrote it with another great writer called Nicole Nicole Holofcener. It’s gonna come out later in the year but it’s about, it’s about the last sanctioned duel in medieval France between these two knights, one of whom accused the other of raping his wife, and they fought to the death and it’s all based on this history book that we read. So we adapted that, but we saw it as a story of perspective, and so Ben and I wrote the male perspective and Nicole wrote the female perspective. And we’re really excited about it, Ridley Scott is directed it,” said Damon.

Adapted from the best selling book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager, The Last Duel is a gripping tale of passionate love, a shocking crime, a hard-fought path to justice and a brutal vengeance. In short, it’s an absolutely epic story of true historical fiction, and from what we’ve seen from the first trailer we can tell you that we’re well excited to see Ridley Scott’s vision for this project brought to the big screen.

The first trailer made for an epic watch and Damon’s enthusiasm for the project is very clear and we can’t wait to see more from the film.

Watch the full clip below:

The Last Duel will arrive in cinemas on October 14.