Ridley Scott to Direct Matt Damon, Ben Affleck in ‘The Last Duel

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Ridley Scott is set to direct a reteaming of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in “The Last Duel”, a revenge thriller based on Eric Jager’s book about dueling warriors in 14th century France, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The project is based on Jager’s “The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France”, and recounts a real-life revenge drama whose script will be co-written by Nicole Holofcener, Damon and Affleck.

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The project will be co-produced by Scott Free Productions and Damon and Affleck’s Pearl Street Films shingle.

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“The Last Duel” also marks a rare onscreen collaboration for Damon and Affleck, who starred in “Good Will Hunting”, the heartfelt 1997 drama that also featured Robin Williams and went on to win two Oscars at the 70th Academy Awards, including for Williams’ performance.

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