Ben Affleck and Matt Damon the hit duo have come again with their historical drama The Last Duel after 23 years. Their last creation Good Will Hunting (1993) was a blockbuster, made up of a mere 10 million dollar budget and grossed a whopping 226 million dollars at the box office worldwide.
The Last Duel is a historical drama based on true historical events, revolves around a girl who claims that she has been raped by her husband’s best friends, further in the film, her husband challenges his friend to fight with him.
It is bankrolled by Ridley Scott, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin J. Walsh, Jennifer Fox, and Nicole Holofcener, made under the banner of Scott Free Productions, Pearl Street Films, and TSG Entertainment.
Star Cast of The Last Duel
The film is directed by academy award winner Ridley Scott best known for his films The Martian (2015), Black Hawk Down (2001), Gladiator (2000). It features:
- Matt Damon playing a protagonist called Jean De Carrouges
- Adam Driver as Jean’s best friend as Jacques Le Gris is the antagonist in the film.
- Jodie Comer as a lady lead, playing Jean’s wife named Marguerite de Carrouges,
- Ben Affleck is playing Son of Charles second as Count Pierre d’Alencon
- Harriet Walter in the role of Nicole de Buchard
- Nathaniel Parker is playing Sir Robert de Thionville
- Sam Hazeldine as Thomin du Bois
- Michael McElhatton is in the role of Bernard Latour
- Alex Lawther is playing King Charles Sixth
- Bosco Hogan is a priest in the movie
- Marton Csokas in the character of Crespin
Zeljko Ivanek, Clive Russell, and Adam Nagaitis are also appearing in this historical war drama.
The distributors ‘20th Century Studios’ has launched a new trailer on 20 July 2021 on their official YouTube Channel. It has crossed 50 lakh plus views with 39k likes as of now. Viewers are appreciating these big-budget visuals and amazing star cast. Dariusz Wolski is the cinematographer in the movie.
Filming commenced of this big-budget movie in Feb 2020 in France and halted due to covid-19 in March 2020, it again resumed on Sept 2020 and wrapped up on 14 Oct 2020. The major part of the shooting was held in France as it is based on France’s history.
Seeing the shooting of the film held in many cities of France and Ireland with multi stars, The budget of the film would be around 100 million dollars approx, however, the makers didn’t announce the production cost yet.
Initially, it was to release on 25th Dec 2020 but got delayed due to the covid-19 pandemic, later the release date of the film was rescheduled to Oct 2021. Its world premiere was held on 10 Sept 2021 at Venice Film Festival, where critics applauded the film.
Though this war drama is releasing in the U.S on 15 Oct 2021, it will be released on 22 Oct 2021 in Indian Cinemas.
MATT DAMON – BEN AFFLECK: 'THE LAST DUEL' ON 22 OCT 2021… 20th Century Studios to release #TheLastDuel – directed by #RidleyScott – in #Indian *cinemas* on 22 Oct 2021… Stars #MattDamon and #BenAffleck. pic.twitter.com/TpXx7Os7G5
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 30, 2021
The post-production work of the movie has been done by Claire Simpson who edited the movie.