The Last Duel has an epic cast—Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck are starring in the historical film.
Directed by Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott and based on Eric Jager’s book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, the film follows one of France’s last legally sanctioned duels. Set in 1386, King Charles VI (Affleck) declares a duel between knight Jean de Carrouges (Damon) and his squire Jacques LeGris (Driver) to settle a debt after the knight’s wife (Comer) claims she was sexually assaulted. The two will fight to death and whoever survives is the truth-teller in God’s eyes. If Carrouges loses, his wife will be burned at the stake for false accusations.
Nicole Holofcener, Affleck, and Damon wrote the film, which is based on true events. Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, Jennifer Fox, Holofcener, Damon, and Affleck serve as producers. Kevin Halloran, Drew Vinton, and Madison Ainley are executive producers.
The film will be released on October 15. Watch the trailer below.