20th Century Studios has debuted the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s historical drama ‘The Last Duel’ starring an all-star cast.
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 gruelling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God’s hands.
Directed by Scott, the cast includes Matt Damon as Jean de Carrouge, Adam Driver as Jacques Le Gris, Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges and Ben Affleck as Count Pierre d’Alençon. Affleck and Damon wrote the script with the wonderful Nicole Holofcener.
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The film hits cinemas on October 15th.