THE LAST DUEL: New Key Art for the Period Epic with Comer, Damon, Affleck and Driver Showcases the Woman Who Defied a Nation

By: John M Jerva

20th Century Films has recently unveiled new key art for the Ridley Scott helmed period drama The Last Duel which features an all-star cast including Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver. Telling the story of the woman who “defied a nation and made history,” it hits theaters this October. Peek at the new one sheet below!

The historical epic is a cinematic and thought-provoking drama set in the midst of the Hundred Years War that explores the ubiquitous power of men, the frailty of justice and the strength and courage of one woman willing to stand alone in the service of truth. Based on actual events, the film unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals. Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris is a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite, is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, a charge he denies, she refuses to stay silent, stepping forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy. The ensuing trial by combat, a grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God’s hands.

The film is based on Eric Jager’s book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France which documents the last, historic sanctioned duel in France in the 14th century where two men waged war to the death with a woman’s life hanging on the outcome.

The Last Duel takes aim with a theatrical release set for October 15th. Check out the swordplay, dramatic monologues and more below in the trailer that dropped a few months back!

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