Why Ridley Scott’s New Blockbuster Will Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat
It’s been a while since movie fanatics across the country have been able to catch a blockbuster in theaters – and it’s safe to say we’re welcoming it back into our lives with open arms.
It’s time to splurge on buckets of popcorn as big as your head, sip a frozen brain from a giant iced coke, and devour a shock-top because the newest historical drama from 20th Century Studios, The last duel is the big screen experience you’ve been waiting for. Add the fact that this is a one-of-a-kind biographical epic from a woman’s perspective and you yourself have a moment in history that you won’t want to miss.
Prepare for a star-studded cast
The film centers on the main lady Marguerite de Carrouges, played by the astonishing Jodie Comer, who claims to have been raped by her husband’s friend who has become a rival.
Seriously juicy casting continues with husband Sir Jean de Carrouges played by Matt Damon, Count Pierre d’AlenÃ§o played by Ben Affleck and the one and only Adam Driver, who rightly takes up a lot of screen time playing the Squire in question, Jacques Le Gris. Not only that, the film was co-written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nicole Holofcener alongside Damon and Affleck (the first time they’ve co-written as screenwriters since Good Will Hunting) – so this is a big problem.
Everything you need to know about director Ridley Scott
Originally from England, Sir Ridley Scott is a renowned director and producer who is aacclaimed for its compelling visual style – if you’re a movie buff it definitely doesn’t need to be introduced. Catapult to a familiar name after making a sci-fi horror movie Extraterrestrial and neo-noir dystopian film, Blade runner, Scott also performed Oscars Gladiator … need we say more ?!
Damon, tuned in to Scott’s coveted expertise, succeeded to hang it up and put it in the director’s seat. Having already worked together on The Martian in 2015, Damon expressed his love for the pace at which Scott is making a movie, saying at a press conference that “The four cameras at once, the amount of momentum you get is just the whole thing. energy that’s around, right on the floor. Everything is happening and it’s really exciting. I love it. ”
Discover the real story that inspired the blockbuster on the big screen
By now, the star cast and acclaimed director have surely prompted you to reserve your spot, but in case you need more conviction, the real story behind the script will have you running to the movies.
The last duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France is a 2004 book by American author Eric Jager and is written about the last officially recognized judicial duel fought in France. Detailed in the book is the trial by combat which took place on December 29, 1386, by which Jean de Carrouges (Damon) confronts the squire Jacques Le Gris (Driver), after being accused of having raped his wife, Marguerite (Comer). The winner of the fight would be declared the winner, so you’ll have to watch the movie in theaters to see who emerges as the winner.
This moment in history has become a cultural legend in France and a source of great debate among historians, jurists and now all of us. So if you don’t want to be left out of the heated debates and intense post-cinema debriefings, be sure to attend 20th Century Studios. The last duel at the cinema on October 21.
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