Adam Driver in Talks to Star Alongside Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's 'The Last Duel'

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The period film is based on a real-life thriller about the last legal duel in France.

Adam Driver is in talks to star in a leading role alongside Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's revenge thriller The Last Duel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Ben Affleck, who reunites with his Good Will Hunting collaborator Damon for the project, will take on a supporting role in the film, alongside Killing Eve breakout and Emmy winner Jodie Comer.

Scott will direct fro a script co-written by Damon, Affleck and Nicole Holofcener. The project will be co-produced by Scott Free Productions and Damon and Affleck's Pearl Street Films.

The film, based on Eric Jager's book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, recounts the real-life revenge drama surrounding the last legally sanctioned duel in France. It follows a man who goes to war and returns to discover a friend has raped his wife. When no one will believe the woman, the soldier appeals to the king, asking that he be allowed to fight a duel to the death to decide the man’s fate. Comer will play the wife.

Driver, who (presumably) wraps up his Star Wars stint with The Rise of Skywalker this December, is generating Oscar buzz for his roles in Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story and Amazon thriller The Report