The Last Duel also stars Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck.
Among director Ridley Scott’s highly-anticipated films is The Last Duel, a historical drama based in 14th century France. The makers on Thursday announced that the film will be released in India on October 22.
Apart from being helmed by the legendary director, the cast of the movie is also a major highlight. It is headlined by Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck.
The Last Duel is described as “a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance”.
Damon will play Jean de Carrouges who challenges Driver’s Jacques Le Gris to a duel, in order to protect the honor of his wife, Marguerite de Thibouville (Comer).
The movie also stars Harriet Walter, Nathaniel Parker, Sam Hazeldine, Michael McElhatton, Alex Lawther, Marton Csokas, Željko Ivanek, Clive Russell, Adam Nagaitis, and Bosco Hogan.
Damon and Affleck have co-written the script along with Nicole Holofcener. Variety had previously reported that the story will unfold in three parts - two parts will be from the men’s point of view and one from Marguerite’s perspective.
The Last Duel is their new collaboration after Good Will Hunting, which won them an Oscar for Best Screenplay.
The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month, and received rave reviews.
The Last Duel was originally slated to have a limited theatrical run last year, before going for a wider release in 2021. However, due to the pandemic, the makers decided on a later date.