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Trailer For Tipperary Film ‘The Last Duel’ Now Released

The first trailer for the new historical drama movie, ‘The Last Duel’, which was partially shot in Cahir Castle, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, (also in Dublin, Meath, Wicklow and Kilkenny), has now been released.

‘The Last Duel’ is expected to open here in Irish cinemas (fingers crossed due to our Covid-19 pandemic) on October 15th next, 2021.

Based on the book by Eric Jager and directed by Ridley Scott of ‘The Martian’, ‘Black Hawk Down’, and ‘Gladiator’ fame; the film stars performing included Matt Damon as ‘Jean de Carrouges’, Adam Driver as ‘Jacques Le Gris’, Jodie Comer as ‘Marguerite’, and Ben Affleck as ‘King Charles VI’.

Same tells a story of sexual violence, betrayal and vengeance, set against the brutality of 14th century France.

It is also stated to be based on actual real events centred around France’s last sanctioned duel, which took place between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, previously two friends, and later turned bitter rivals.

Carrouges was a respected knight, known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield, while Le Gris was a Norman squire, whose intelligence and eloquence made him one of the most admired nobles at court.

Co. Tipperary remains a favourite location for the film industry with just 10 of the many films todate, made here, immediately coming to mind including:-

The Green Knight (2021). Director: David Lowery.
Excalibur (1981). Director: John Boorman.
Barry Lyndon (1975). Director: Stanley Kubrick.
Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back (1990 Video). Director: Joe Finley.
The Quiet Hour (2014). Director: Stéphanie Joalland.
Garage (2007). Director: Lenny Abrahamson.
Stella Days. Director: Thaddeus O’Sullivan.
Trampoline (2014). Director: Thomas Ryan
Eviction, Director: Tom Waller
Territorial Behavior, Director: Peter Bergin.

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