WATCH: Ridley Scott’s New Historical Epic ‘The Last Duel’ Bares Trailer

It's based on a real-life trial by combat!

Director Ridley Scott is back with a new historical epic film titled The Last Duel, starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck.

The director of the films The Martian, Black Hawk Down, and Gladiator will now tell a story set in the midst of the Hundred Years War. Watch the trailer for The Last Duel below:

The film is based on the actual events written in Eric Jager’s book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France. It tells the story of the respected knight Jean de Carrouges, his wife Marguerite, and the well-revered Norman squire Jacques Le Gris.

When Le Gris assaults Marguerite, the woman refuses to stay silent and steps forward to accuse him of the crime. This results to a trial by combat which pits Le Gris against Jean de Carrouges in a grueling fight to the death.

“When etiquette, social aspirations and justice were driven by the codes of chivalry, the consequences for defying the institutions of the time – the Church, the nobility at court, a teenage king – could be severe. For a woman navigating these violent times, one who had no legal standing without the support of her husband, the stakes were even higher,” the press release for the film teased.


The Last Duel is produced by 20th Century Studios. The film’s release date is yet to be revealed.

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The Last Duel
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