Matt Damon and Ben Affleck return to working collectively as screenwriters for Ridley Scott’s upcoming 14th-century drama The Final Duel. In contrast to their collaboration for Good Will Looking, which gained them the Academy Award for Greatest Authentic Screenplay, Nicole Holofcener joined the duo, and wrote within the girl's perspective, whereas 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 Strolling and Speaking, Mates with Cash, and Sufficient Mentioned.
The Final Duel makes use of an analogous fashion to Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, in that it tells the identical occasion from three completely different views. The story facilities round a duel between Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), after the previous accuses the latter of raping his spouse, Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer). The narrative is informed from the viewpoints of every character.
Damon spoke to Leisure Tonight on how this story construction formed the writing course of:
“It’s a narrative about perspective,” Damon stated. “So, there are two knights after which there’s the Girl Marguerite. So Ben and I wrote the male views and Nicole Holofcener wrote the feminine perspective. That’s form of the structure of that film." Damon additionally informed ET: “We’d be like, ‘Properly, what if this occurred?,’ after which we’d simply write completely different scenes. So, we had all these form of disparate scenes after which we form of tried to jam them collectively into one thing that appeared like a film.”
The Final Duel was initially scheduled to obtain a restricted theatrical launch on December 25, 2020. Nevertheless, because of the pandemic, the discharge date was delayed to October 15, 2021. It’s going to have its world premiere on the Venice Movie Competition in September 2021.
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