The Last Duel is the latest movie to be released in the cinemas soon. There’s a lot of hype surrounding the release because this will be the last film with Heath Ledger, who passed away before filming his part and so there are many unanswered questions about the plot. Here we take a look at everything we know so far about The Last Duel release date, cast, and plot – what we know so far.
The release date of The Last Duel:
The Last Duel officially eyeing a Fall 2021 premiere. And if you’re looking to pencil that premiere day into your calendar, October 15, 2021, is the date to mark.
The cast of The Last Duel:
- Matt Damon as Jean de Carrouges
- Adam Driver as Jacques Le Gris
- Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges
- Ben Affleck as Count Pierre d’Alençon
- Harriet Walter as Nicole de Buchard
- Nathaniel Parker as Sir Robert de Thibouville
- Sam Hazeldine as Thomin du Bois
- Michael McElhatton as Bernard Latour
- Alex Lawther as King Charles VI
About The Last Duel:
The Last Duel tells the story of the last day in the life of King Charles VI, who is played by Alex Lawther. The film takes place during the Hundred Years War between France and England. After a series of losses to the English, the French army has retreated from Normandy and are now preparing for one final confrontation with their enemy at Patay in central France.
It’s on this battlefield that Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) volunteers his services as an assassin to take out some key members of the English army- including John Talbot (Ben Affleck). Talbot’s men kill Carrouges, but the French win the battle – which brings a temporary peace to France that will last for another 11 years until the country is once again drawn into battles with its neighbor in England.
Is The Last Duel based on a true story?
Based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager, the movie largely depicts the real events of the last officially recognized judicial duel fought in France, when Jean de Carrouges, a 14th-century French knight is thrust into a fight to the death with his former friend Jacques Le Gris.
Is The Last Duel might worth watching?
The Last Duel is a well-reviewed movie, the latest in the recent line of critically acclaimed French films to be recognized by the Academy.