Matt Damon reunites with his childhood pal and fellow Good Will Hunting Oscar winner Ben Affleck in the upcoming medieval drama The Last Duel.
The pair starred in, produced, and co-wrote the 20th Century Studios’ movie with Academy Award nominee Nicole Holofcener for legendary Oscar winning filmmaker Ridley Scott.
In the film, which is based on real events, Damon plays a respected warrior called Jean de Carrouges, who faces off against Adam Driver‘s Jacques Le Gris, who is accused of assaulting de Carrouges’ wife.
“[S]he refuses to stay silent,” the studio says of Emmy winner Jodie Comer‘s Marguerite. Her publicly accusing her attacker is, “an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy,” and “the ensuing trial by combat, a grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God’s hands.”
The film is based on Eric Jager‘s book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France.
Scott, who previously worked with Damon on The Martian, called it an “added bonus” to work with him and Affleck as screenwriters. Scott predicted Comer’s performance as Marguerite “will make her one of the great actresses of her generation.”
The Last Duel will be released nationwide on October 15.
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