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In a major surprise, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have teamed with Nicole Holofcener to write a new script titled The Last Duel — the duo’s first joint effort since they won Oscars for Good Will Hunting.
Ridley Scott is poised to direct the film, which is based on a novel by Eric Jager. The revenge story follows two best friends — to be played by Damon and Affleck — and when one goes to war, the other rapes his wife. The soldier learns of this upon his return, but no one will believe his wife, so he’s left with one recourse — he appeals to the king of France and challenges his former friend to a duel to the death. It’s based on a true story about the last legally sanctioned duel in France.
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Now, I don’t know who is supposed to play who, but I don’t know if America is ready to see Matt Damon as a rapist. Or is that the whole point, that this would be his first chance to play a really horrible character? I don’t know, but this is a very provocative premise, and I’m very intrigued as to who will take which role. I also have to add that this isn’t exactly what I imagined Scott’s next film would be, and part of me wishes that Holofcener herself was directing The Last Duel, but...
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