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The Last Duel (2021, D: Ridley Scott) S: Damon, Affleck, Driver, Comer

EXCLUSIVE: Hereís a major movie that is coming together quickly. Iím hearing that Ridley Scott is going to next direct The Last Duel, a revenge story based on a novel by Eric Jager. The plan is for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to star in the film. The script is almost done, written by Damon, Affleck and Nicole Holofcener. This is happening quickly and would be the first collaboration on a script between Damon and Affleck to get made since their Oscar winning work on Good Will Hunting.

Scott and Kevin Walsh are producing for Scott Free and Damon and Affleck are producing through their Pearl Street banner. The book has been at Fox for some time, and it will be interesting to see if it fits the template of Disney, which controls the script after acquiring Fox. As you will see from the description, this is not for the faint of heart.

Itís a revenge story of two best friends. Damon and Affleck will play them. One goes to war and returns to discover the other has rapes the soldierís wife. No one will believe the woman, and the soldier appeals to the king of France and says he wants to fight a duel to the death, and if the other guy wins, he is innocent. It becomes the last legally sanctioned duel in France.

Scott returns to collaborate with Damon for the first time since the Best Picture nominated The Martian, and Walsh worked with Damon producing the Best Picture nominated Manchester By The Sea.

If Disney doesnít step up, Iím told every studio in town is waiting in the wings for this one. Scott would push back Merlin, the formative pic on the wizard at Disney.

This is getting around quickly because Damon was photographed by Yahoo carrying a script. Now you know what itís all about. There truly are no secrets anymore.

Scott will be turning to the subject matter he covered. He made his feature directorial debut on The Duellists, a 1977 drama about a feud between two officers in the Napoleonic Era.
https://deadline.com/2019/07/ridley-...sh-1202650734/
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Wow. That is HUGE news. Obviously, I am 100% in on this. I do wonder what happened to the McDonalds Monopoly game-cheating movie though.
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Wow. That is HUGE news. Obviously, I am 100% in on this. I do wonder what happened to the McDonalds Monopoly game-cheating movie though.
Reportedly a causality in the Disney/Fox acquisition.
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re: The Last Duel (2021, D: Ridley Scott) S: Damon, Affleck, Driver, Comer

I just don’t see these two in a period piece and together...
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I assumed it was a reboot of The Duelists. I’m glad I was wrong.
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I just donít see these two in a period piece and together...
why not? They've both done period pieces before with good results
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I'm just excited to see them writing together again.
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Well, I think we’re talking much early era. This is medieval France. Those are at least 20th century. Affleck in Shakespeare in Love wearing the garb was one of many reasons this should have never been Best Picture! Ever!
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I dunno, I think they can pull off the armor look.
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Stoked for this. This is like Newman and Redford getting back together onscreen. Except it looks like this one is gonna happen!!!
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YES, PLEASE!

Jodie Comer, the “Killing Eve” actress who took home a best drama actress Emmy for her role in the series on Sunday, is in talks for Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel,” sources tell Variety.

Comer will star alongside Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the revenge drama from Disney-Fox. “The Last Duel” is set in 14th century France and follows a man who goes to war and returns to discover a friend of his has raped his wife (portrayed by Comer). No one will believe the woman, and the soldier appeals to the king of France and says he wants to fight a duel to the death to decide the man’s fate, becoming the last legally sanctioned duel in France.

The film has not yet been greenlit, however, and the studio is still deciding how to move forward. Sources have indicated that Comer’s casting is a sure thing should the film get the go-ahead. If it’s approved, “The Last Duel” is expected to go into production in early 2020.

Nicole Holofcener (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” “Enough Said”) is co-writing the script with Damon and Affleck. The duo will also produce along with Scott and his filmmaking partner Kevin Walsh. Drew Vinton is also producing for Pearl Street Films, and Madison Ainsley will executive produce.

Comer has become one of the more sought after leading ladies in town following her breakout role as the female assassin Villanelle in BBC America’s “Killing Eve.” Comer beat out a slew of actresses, including her co-star Sandra Oh, for the best actress in a drama series award at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Before jumping into “The Last Duel,” Comer is expected to shoot Season 3 of “Killing Eve,” which starts production next week.

Comer will also appear in the upcoming Disney-Fox comedy “Free Guy” opposite Ryan Reynolds, marking one of the first big roles she landed after the first season of “Killing Eve.” “Free Guy” is expected to bow next year.
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/j...el-1203323924/
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I can't see Damon or Affleck in a movie set in the 14th century.
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re: The Last Duel (2021, D: Ridley Scott) S: Damon, Affleck, Driver, Comer

Affleck looks like he’s in another Kevin Smith film.
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Affleck looks like heís in another Kevin Smith film.

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Sorry, that facial hair looks laughable on both of them. Also, the IMDB release date says January 8th. Does that mean nationwide with maybe early releases in December for Oscar contention because they have confidence, or does it mean they know it's a probable flop and are just dumping it in January? I'm hoping it's the former, but Scott hasn't had the best track record as of late.
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It opens limited on Christmas. Same type of roll out 1917 just had.
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Affleck has a Corky St Clair haircut.



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In theaters October 15.




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Looks good. Kind of surprised Affleck looks good in it as well. Here's to the mullet!!
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Looks good!
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This is going to be the movie that gets nominated for a ton, and wins nothing...right?
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This could end up being Kingdom of Heaven lite.
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Looks awesome.
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I'm sorry, but this isn't impressing me. Damon and Affleck look incredibly out of place and like I said earlier, the facial hair is laughable. I just don't buy them in those roles. However, both Driver and Comer look good. Overall, I see this being another big budget bomb for Scott as it is opening against the new Halloween movie, which I think more people will want to see. Heck, they didn't even make not of the fact that it has a name director and cast in the trailer, even though most of them look pretty recognizable in a bad way. Here's hoping House of Gucci is better.
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Also, it's documented history, so you can look up the story on wikipedia if you want to find out the outcome.

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