Adam Driver is the latest name to be attached to Ridley Scott’s new film The Last Duel and is in negotiations to join its all star cast, according to reports.
The film, still in pre-production, has already added Matt Damon and Ben Affleck who are said to be involved in the co-writing and producing of the adaption of Eric Jager’s novel The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France.
The period drama, which is set in 14th century France, tells the story of King Charles VI who has declared that Knight Jean de Carrouges must settle his dispute by challenging him to a duel.
According to reports in Variety, Driver is in talks to become one of the two nights alongside Damon — a somewhat surprise decision considering Affleck is already confirmed. The move to hand Driver a potential lead role would mean Affleck would likely opt for a supporting role instead due to scheduling conflicts.
While Disney and Fox have not yet agreed to finance the project, the casting selections will play a huge role in whether or not this film gets the go-ahead. If it does, however, production is said to be scheduled for 2020.