Here’s the Interesting Way Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener Divided ‘The Last Duel’ Script


The script was written from three different perspectives to correspond with the three main leads.


Matt Damon and Ben Affleck return to working together as screenwriters for Ridley Scott’s upcoming 14th-century drama The Last Duel. Unlike their collaboration for Good Will Hunting, which won them the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Nicole Holofcener joined the duo, and wrote in the woman’s point of view, while Damon and Affleck wrote for the male characters. Holofcener is an Oscar nominee for co-writing Can You Ever Forgive Me? and the writer-director of Walking and Talking, Friends with Money, and Enough Said.

The Last Duel uses a similar style to Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, in that it tells the same event from three different perspectives. The story centers around a duel between Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), after the former accuses the latter of raping his wife, Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer). The narrative is told from the viewpoints of each character.


Image via 20th Century Studios

RELATED: ‘The Last Duel’: First Trailer Reveals Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, and Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s French Epic Film’

Damon spoke to Entertainment Tonight on how this story structure shaped the writing process:

“It’s a story about perspective,” Damon said. “So, there are two knights and then there’s the Lady Marguerite. So Ben and I wrote the male perspectives and Nicole Holofcener wrote the female perspective. That’s kind of the architecture of that movie.” Damon also told ET: “We’d be like, ‘Well, what if this happened?,’ and then we’d just write different scenes. So, we had all these kind of disparate scenes and then we kind of tried to jam them together into something that looked like a movie.”

The Last Duel was originally scheduled to receive a limited theatrical release on December 25, 2020. However, as a result of the pandemic, the release date was delayed to October 15, 2021. It will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September 2021.

KEEP READING: 2021 Venice Film Festival Full Lineup Includes ‘Dune,’ ‘Last Night in Soho,’ ‘The Last Duel,’ and More

Amazon’s MMO ‘New World’ Hits 200,000 Concurrent Players in Closed Beta

Amazon’s ambitious new game is proving to be a hit in its closed beta

Read Next

About The Author

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Entertainment News Click Here 


 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! TechAzi is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More