Not heard of The Last Duel? You will do soon because Jodie Comer stars in it, which is enough to sell it to us. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming historical drama.
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Who’s in it?
Jodie Comer, best known for Killing Eve, is taking a starring role, and we can’t wait to see her on the big screen.
Acting alongside her are award-winning actors Adam Driver and Matt Damon. It’s a star studded cast list for sure.
The core actors are:
- Matt Damon as Jean de Carrouges
- Adam Driver as Jacques Le Gris
- Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges
- Ben Affleck as Count Pierre d’Alençon
- Harriet Walter as Nicole de Buchard
- Nathaniel Parker as Sir Robert de Thibouville
- Sam Hazeldine as Thomin du Bois
- Michael McElhatton as Bernard Latour
- Alex Lawther as King Charles VI
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What’s the plot?
The Last Duel is a historical drama that’s based on a book of the same name, The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager. As the title suggests, it’s in turn based on a true story.
The film is directed by Ridley Scott, who’s behind classics like Thelma & Louise and Blade Runner.
Set in the 14th-century in France, Marguerite de Thibouville (played by Jodie) says she’s been raped by her husband’s best friend. Then a trail by combat ensues, between knight Jean de Carrouges and squire Jacques Le Gris – the husband and the accused party retrospectively.
Historically speaking, it’s the last legally sanctioned duel that took place in France.
When is it out?
It arrives in cinemas on 15th October, which will hit sooner than you think. For now, there’s the trailer below to divulge on.
Is there a trailer?
Yes – there is! It’s dark and dramatic. You can watch it below.
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