The bromance Hollywood continues to yearn is coming back to the big screen and behind the script. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are co-writing a script and will star in Ridley Scott’s new revenge thriller The Last Duel.
This marks the first time Affleck and Damon put pen to paper since they earned an Oscar for 1997’s Good Will Hunting — a film where they starred as well, with the late, great Robin Williams. Batfleck and Bourne also shared the screen in 1992’s School Ties, 1999’s Dogma and 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Not to be overshadowed, the boys are working with Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Nicole Holofcener. The team will be adapting the script from the book written by Eric Jager: The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial.
As moviegoers, we will find dueling 14th century French warriors. Yes, we get Affleck and Damon in a medieval period piece. The besties will play the Norman knight Jean de Carrouges and the squire Jacques Le Gris.
Jean de Carrouges goes to war in Scotland. Upon his triumphant return, he believes Le Gris raped his wife, Marguerite. Now this is pre-MeToo, so nobody will believe her story, which is why de Carrouges appeals to a teenage King Charles VI of France to step in.
He does forcing a duel to the death, with a catch. The winner of the fight will be chosen by God, so in the event of a loss, both de Carrouges and his wife will be doomed — one shot and the missus burned at the stake.
You know, your typical medieval period piece stuff.
The movie will bill co-producers with Ridley’s Scott Free and the dynamic duo’s Pearl Street banner.