Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel has a star-studded cast. The film stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck.
The film is based on the book by Eric Jager titled The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France which chronicled one of France’s last legally sanctioned duels. It’s set in 1386 and sees King Charles VI (Affleck) declare that knight Jean de Carrouges (Damon) settle his debt with squire Jacques LeGris (Driver) after the knight’s wife (Comer) claims sexual assault. The two will duel to death and the one who survives will be the winner, but if Carrouges loses, his wife will be burned at the stake as it’s a sign of her making a false accusation.
The film was written by Nicole Holofcener, Affleck, and Damon and it’s based on an actual event. It’s produced by Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, Jennifer Fox, Holofcener, Damon, and Affleck. Kevin Halloran, Drew Vinton, and Madison Ainley serve as executive producers.
The Last Duel hits theaters on October 15. Check out the trailer below.