Last Duel, The: Ridley Scott to Direct Matton Damon and Ben Affleck

Ridley Scott will direct The Last Duel with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck attached to star.

Damon and Affleck co-wrote the script with Oscar-nominated Nicole Holofcener. Scott, Damon and Affleck all producing along with Scott’s producing partner Kevin Walsh. Drew Vinton is also producing for Pearl Street Films. Madison Ainsley will exec produce.

The project has been set up at Fox for some time, and it’s still unknown if Disney will keep it or if it will be shopped elsewhere.

The film is set in 14th century France and follows a man who goes to war and returns to discover a friend of his has raped his wife. No one will believe the woman, and the soldier appeals to the king of France and says he wants to fight a duel to the death to decide the man’s fate, becoming the last legally sanctioned duel in France.