Date: 23rd July 2019
Ridley Scott looks to have his next directing job, as he has signed on to direct "The Last Duel" with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck attached to star.
With Scott set to direct the 14th century drama, both Damon and Affleck are co-writing the script with Nicole Holofcener. The Last Duel marks the first time in over two decades that the pair is co-writing a movie.
The Last Duel can best be described as an adaptation of a real-life story of revenge from many centuries ago. Based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Eric Jager, the Ridley Scott movie follows dueling French warriors and is set in the 14th century.
Affleck and Damon will star as two best friends, the Norman knight Jean de Carrouges and the squire Jacques Le Gris. When the former goes to war, he returns and accuses Le Gris of raping his wife. Because nobody will believe her story, de Carrouges appeals to the king of France to step in, and the decision made is that the two must duel to the death.
Source: Press Release