The latest duel, with Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and Star Wars’ Adam Driver, was called a global box office flop after struggling to make decent numbers on its opening weekend.
The acclaimed medieval drama, which explores particularly difficult themes, faced stiff competition from the horror sequel Halloween Kills, the Bond follow-up No Time To Die and the comic book Venom: Let There Be Carnage. , and only earned $ 9million (£ 6.6m).
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By comparison, Venom 2 grossed $ 62.3 million, having recently rolled out to the UK, Italy, South Korea, Spain and India, while Halloween Kills – which released on October 15, the same day as The Last Duel, and airing simultaneously online via Peacock in the United States – took home an impressive $ 50.4 million.
Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, The Last Duel is based on a true story and sees the latter’s King Charles VI ordering Knight John de Carrouges (Damon) to take part in a single fight. against his squire Jacques Le Gris (Driver), who was accused of sexually assaulting Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite (Comer).
Harriet Walter of Succession, Sam Hazeldine (Peaky Blinders) and Nathaniel Parker of Merlin round out the star cast.
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“Before each take, Ridley and I had a conversation and kind of reiterated what we wanted from that point of view,” Comer said recently. Digital spy, referring to the fact that the film is told from three different points of view – that of Jean, Jacques and Marguerite. “So we were always a bit on the same wavelength and knew what we wanted [out of the scenes].
“It was a bit confusing when you wanted to portray the truth and instincts of your own character and then you have to step away from it and play from the perspective of the other characters. “
The Last Duel has now been released in theaters.
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