The Last Duel is an upcoming British-American historical drama directed by Ridley Scott. Based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager, the screenplay is written by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Damon stars in the lead role opposite Adam Driver and Jodie Comer, with Affleck in a supporting role.
In 14th-century France, a woman claims she’s been raped by her husband’s best friend. Her husband, knight Jean de Carrouges challenges his friend and squire Jacques Le Gris, to trial by combat. It is the last legally sanctioned duel in France’s history.