The Last Duel is an upcoming historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and produced by Jennifer Fox, Kevin J. Walsh, Ridley Scott, and Nicole Holofcener. This film is based on a 2004 book ‘The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France’ written by Eric Jager. With Matt Damon and Adam Driver as the lead actors, the film is ready to release in October 2021 after being halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here are the latest updates on the upcoming film The Last Duel.
The Last Duel Release Date: When is it releasing?
Filming of The Last Duel started on February 14, 2020, and continued till March 22, 2020, in France. It was planned that the filming will begin in County Meath, County Wicklow, Cahir Castle, and Dublin, Ireland from March 23, 2020, to March 30, 2020. Unfortunately, on March 13, 2020, Disney announced that the shooting has to be shut down due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier, the film was scheduled to be released on Christmas 2020 as a limited theatrical release and an international release on January 8, 2021. Now, The Last Duel is set to hit the screens on October 15, 2021, by 20th Century Studios.
The Last Duel Cast
The Last Duel stars Matt Damon as Jean de Carrouges, Adam Driver as Jacques Le Gris, Harriet Walter as Nicole de Buchard, Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges, Ben Affleck as King Charles VI, Sam Hazeldine as Thomin du Bois, Nathaniel Parker as Sir Robert D’Thibouville, and Michael McElhatton as Bernard Latour.
The Last Duel: What is the storyline of the film?
Its story revolves around two best friends, the Norman knight Jean de Carrouges played by Matt Damon and the squire Jacques Le Gris played by Adam Driver. When they return from war, Jacques Le Gris has been accused of raping his wife, Marguerite. Count Pierre Dannon decides that the two friends have to fight a duel to the death. If Jacques Le Gris wins the fight, his wife will be burned as a punishment for her false accusation.