“Good Will Searching” duo Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are gearing up for his or her first joint return to the large display in 24 years.
twentieth Century Studios on Tuesday unveiled the trailer for “The Final Duel,” which hits theaters this fall. Directed by Ridley Scott, the interval drama is predicated on the final formally acknowledged judicial duel fought in France, circa 1386. It follows knight Jean de Carrouges (performed by Damon), who accuses his pal and squire, Jacques LeGris (Adam Driver), of raping his spouse, Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer).
To settle the dispute, King Charles VI (Affleck) orders the 2 males to a duel, with the one left alive being declared the winner as an indication of God’s will.
The movie, due out Oct. 15, is predicated on Eric Jager’s 2004 guide, “The Final Duel: A True Story of Trial by Fight in Medieval France.” Damon and Affleck co-wrote the screenplay ― their first such collaboration since 1997’s “Good Will Searching,” which received the Oscar for Finest Authentic Screenplay ― in collaboration with Nicole Holofcener.
In response to Leisure Weekly, Affleck was initially slated to play Jacques LeGris, however in the end made manner for Driver by choosing the position of King Charles VI.
Showing on “The Invoice Simmons Podcast” in 2019, Damon known as Holofcener ― whose credit embrace “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and “Mates with Cash” — an “unimaginable” co-writer.
“It’s actually this film about perspective,” he stated. “So Ben and I wrote the male views and Nicole wrote the feminine perspective. So I feel it might doubtlessly be actually fascinating.”
Manufacturing on “The Final Duel” was halted final 12 months on account of COVID-19. Although a lot of his solid mates returned residence, Damon opted to shelter in place in Dalkey, Eire ― the place a lot of the movie was shot ― together with his household.
Images of the dressed-down actor enjoying solitary walks across the seaside city shortly made the rounds on social media, whereas locals had been stated to have nicknamed him “Matt O’Damon.”
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