The trailer of the long-awaited drama featuring a range of Hollywood stars has dropped and fans can’t wait for The Last Duel to release in theatres.
The powerful duo Damon-Affleck makes their comeback in the latest movie of Sir Ridley Scott, scheduled to premiere in cinemas on October 15th, 2021.
The trailer brings us back in time to 14th century France, and now fans are wondering if The Last Duel film is based on a true story.
Is The Last Duel a true story?
Written by Holofcener, Affleck and Damon, The Last Duel is based on real-life events that happened in France in the 14th century.
The film is based on the book “The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France,” by Eric Jager, which describes the last officially recognised judicial duel fought in France.
Back in December 1386, Norman knight Jean de Carrouges, who challenged his best friend and squire Jacques Le Gris, to trial by combat, after accusing him of raping his wife Marguerite de Carrouges, nee de Thibouville.
The Last Duel tells a tale of betrayal & vengeance, where the last man standing at the end of the duel is declared the winner, according to God’s will, and the penalty of false accusation is to be burnt alive.
The writer of the book has said: “After reading the nearly final script for Sir Ridley’s production, I was thrilled that it caught not only the spirit but a great deal of its substance as well.”
Drama trailer stars Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver and more
The trailer of The Last Duel was released by 20th Century Studios on July 20th, 2021 and fans are thrilled to see an epic cast featured in the historical drama.
Matt Damon plays the role of knight Jean de Carrouges, while his rival is played by Adam Driver. Jodie Comer stars as Marguerite de Carrouges, and Ben Affleck as King Charles VI.
Fans have been taken over Twitter to share their thoughts on The Last Duel and evidently, they can’t wait for the full movie to be released in theatres on October 15th, 2021.
Here are some Twitter reactions about the Hollywood-stars-packed trailer of The Last Duel!