The first trailer for The Last Duel was released on Tuesday.
And Jodie Comer, 28, shared the clip on Instagram, and gushed that she felt ‘so proud to share this’ and called the film ‘a dream come true’.
In the dramatic clip, Jodie could be seen as French noblewoman Marguerite de Carrouges in the Ridley Scott-directed epic, as a booming voice says: ‘There is only one question that matters. Do you swear on your life that what you say is true?’
Star power: Jodie Comer transformed into French noblewoman as Matt Damon and Adam Driver ‘fight to the death’ in the first trailer for the medieval drama, released on Tuesday
Adapted from Eric Jager’s book of the same name, The Last Duel follows the true story of Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon), a 14th century French knight who embarks on a fight to the death with former friend Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver).
Jodie’s character Marguerite is the woman at the centre of the fight, after she and her husband de Carrouges accuse Le Gris of raping her.
In the trailer, Killing Eve star Jodie can be heard saying in character: ‘My father told me my life would be blessed with good fortune,’ before she declares: ‘I’m married, I was a good wife.’
Drama: The film follows the true story of Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon, pictured), a 14th century French knight who embarks on a fight to the death with former friend Jacques Le Gris
True story: Jodie’s character Marguerite is the woman at the centre of the fight, after she and her husband de Carrouges accuse Le Gris (Adam Driver, pictured) of raping her
As she reflects on how her claims Les Gris raped her are received, she added: ‘And then I was judged and shamed by my country.’
The two knights, Jean and Jacques, can then be seen preparing for their duel as they mount their horses in front of a baying crowd.
Marguerite then shouts: ‘I say before all of you, I spoke the truth.’
Her story: In the trailer, Jodie can be heard saying in character: ‘My father told me my life would be blessed with good fortune… then I was judged and shamed by my country’
Playing the part: Ben Affleck, who plays Count Pierre d’Alençon in the Ridley Scott-directed epic, makes a brief appearance in the trailer
Ben Affleck’s character Count Pierre d’Alençon then makes an appearance, saying: ‘The most unspeakable charge has been brought against you.’
In response, Marguerite says: ‘Jacques Le Gris entered our home, he attacked me’, to which Adam says as Jacques: ‘The accusation is false.’
It is then decided the men shall ‘fight to the death’ and ‘let God decide’ their fate, before Matt’s Jean tells Marguerite: ‘I’m risking my life.’
War: It is then decided the men shall ‘fight to the death’ and ‘let God decide’ their fate as the true story is retold
Key character: Matt tells Jodie’s character that he is ‘risking his life’ for her, but she is not cowed as she tells him he’s only doing it for his ‘pride’
But clearly she won’t be cowed, as Marguerite tells him: ‘You’re risking my life to save your pride.’
The Last Duel marks the first return of Matt’s writing partnership with Ben since their award-winning script for Good Will Hunting, and the pair co-wrote the screenplay alongside Nicole Holofcener.
Originally, Matt and Ben were set to play the two leading roles in the film, but they ran into scheduling conflicts because of Ben’s film Deep Water, so Adam took over the role of Le Gris.
Ready for action: The trailer gives movie fans a glimpse at some of the action to be expected in the flick
Blast from the past: The film is set in medieval France and was filmed on location in the country and Ireland
Filming began on the movie in February last year in France but the set was shut down in March due to the pandemic and travel restrictions in Europe, before they returned to filming in September.
Matt was at the film’s next location in Ireland when lockdown began and, amid the travel ban, ended up isolating in the seaside resort of Dalkey, an affluent suburb of Dublin with his wife and four children for a few weeks.
The Last Duel had a scheduled released date of December 2020 but it has now been pushed back to October 15, 2021.
Collaboration: The Last Duel marks the first return of Ben’s writing partnership with Matt Damon since their award-winning script for Good Will Hunting
Delays: The Last Duel had a scheduled released date of December 2020 but it has now been pushed back to October 15, 2021