A Woman Speaks Up in First Trailer for Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel”

Few capture the essence and energy of a historical epic like Ridley Scott. The Gladiator director has always had a knack for the craft, and it appears he is on top of his game with The Last Duel, the star-studded true-story telling centered on ruthless betrayal and mighty vengeance.

Set amidst the harsh brutality of 14th century France during the Hundred Years War, the film focuses on one woman, surrounded by “brave” men, who opts to speak her truth, laying bare for the town to see as she counters an admired noble with the events of an unshakable night.

The film’s first trailer celebrates the period, showing off a large production of impressive set pieces. A haunting voiceover quickly sets the stage as we listen to a strong, confident Jodie Comer solidify her stance and unapologetically state her fact.

It’s an interesting montage of scenes, painting a rather vivid picture of the film to come. While it reveals quite a bit, it still has me excited for more. Maybe it’s the fact that massive productions have been gone from the theater for over a year, or that this marks the reteaming of Academy Award-winning screenwriters Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (with Nicole Holofcener). Either way, the film has my attention.

Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, and Ben Affleck, The Last Duel is set to fight its way into theaters on October 15.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.