Fresh off her Best Actress Emmy win for “Killing Eve,” Jodie Comer is in talks to join the cast of Ridley Scott’s revenge drama “The Last Duel” at Disney-Fox.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck co-star in the film set in 14th century France, the story follows a man who goes to war and returns to discover a friend of his has raped his wife (Comer).
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.
The film has not yet been greenlit, however Comer’s casting is said to be a sure thing should the film get the go-ahead. Nicole Holofcener is co-writing the script with Damon and Affleck and filming is aiming to take place in early 2020.