This morning brings our first trailer for Ridley Scott’s latest historical epic, The Last Duel, which stars Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, and Adam Driver.
Few things go together as well as Ridley Scott and historical films. Throw in a great cast, some impressive looking action, and gorgeous all around design and I’m ready to put The Last Duel into my eyeballs.
I mean, holy crap. It just looks great, and I’m excited to see another Ridley Scott film set around the time of Knights.
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 is set to hit theaters on October 15, 2021.