Ben Affleck and Matt Damon reunite on film 20 years after Good Will Hunting
The Last Duel will see the longtime friends collaborate on a script and share the screen for the first time since winning the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1998.
It’s been more than 20 years since they last wrote a script together and Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are finally reuniting. The longtime friends are co-writing a story about two best friends who fight a duel to the death in a new film to be directed by Ridley Scott.
They will be working on the script for The Last Duel with Nicole Holofcener, based on the novel of the same name by Eric Jager.
The synopsis, according to Deadline, is: “It’s a revenge story of two best friends. Damon and Affleck will play them. One goes to war and returns to discover the other has raped the soldier’s 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, and if the other guy wins, he is innocent. It becomes the last legally sanctioned duel in France.”
Affleck is set to play the knight Jean de Carrouges who goes to war, while Damon will play the squire Jacques Le Gris.
Before that, though, the two actors will be appearing in Kevin Smith’s Jay And Silent Bob Reboot. They both make brief appearances in the trailer with Affleck seemingly reprising his role as Holden from Chasing Amy and Damon seemingly reprising his role as Loki from Dogma.
The last time these two stars wrote a script together was in their debut Good Will Hunting in 1998, for which they won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Robin Williams took home the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as a therapist.