Focus Features has released the behind-the-scenes featurette and clip for Tom McCarthy’s upcoming Matt Damon-led drama Stillwater, which just had its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. The featurette includes interviews by McCarthy, Damon, Abigail Breslin, and Camille Cottin as they talk about the unique and emotional story of a father who is just trying to save his daughter. As for the clip, it features Breslin’s character as she confides with her father about her former girlfriend Lina, whose death was blamed on her.RELATED: The Last Duel Trailer Previews Ridley Scott’s All-Star Medieval PicStillwater centers around Bill Baker, an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.The film is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Tom McCarthy from a script he co-wrote with Marcus Hinchey, Thomas Bidegain, and Noé Debré. It stars Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille Cottin, and Deanna Dunagan.RELATED: Matt Damon Passed on Avatar Despite Being Offered 10% Of ProfitsStillwater is produced by McCarthy, Steve Golin, Jonathan King, and Liza Chasin. It is produced by DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Partners, Anonymous Content, Participant Media, Slow Pony, and 3dot Productions.The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on July 30.
20th Century Studios has released the official trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming historical drama The Last Duel, starring Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck. The star-studded epic is currently slated to arrive in theaters on Friday, October 15, 2021.Based on Eric Jager’s book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, the film brings the turbulent Middle Ages to life. When etiquette, social aspirations, and justice were driven by the codes of chivalry, the consequences for defying the institutions of the time – the Church, the nobility at court, a teenage king – could be severe. For a woman navigating these violent times, one who had no legal standing without the support of her husband, the stakes were even higher.The Last Duel trailer, which you can check out below along with the poster and images, provides us a preview of France’s last sanctioned duel involving two men who must fight to the death. The rivalry gets triggered by one woman’s courage and refusal to remain silent, whose life depends on the duel’s outcome.See #TheLastDuel in theaters October 15. pic.twitter.com/EbLiyq8kFV— The Last Duel (@TheLastDuelFilm) July 20, 2021RELATED: Jodie Comer to Play Josephine in Ridley Scott’s Napoleon Bonaparte Film KitbagThe Last Duel is being led by Emmy winner Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) as Marguerite de Carrouges, and Oscar nominee Adam Driver (Marriage Story) as Jacques Le Gris, along with Oscar-winning duo Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) as Jean de Carrouges, and Ben Affleck (Argo) as Count Pierre d’Alençon. It also features Harriet Walter, Nathaniel Parker, Sam Hazeldine, and Michael McElhatton.“I love working with Matt, so it was an added bonus to be able to work with him and Ben as both actors and as screenwriters, along with Nicole Holofcener, and I knew it would be a great result,” Scott said in a statement. “I had admired the show Killing Eve and had been looking for the opportunity to present Jodie Comer with a challenging role. Her performance as Marguerite will make her one of the great actresses of her generation.”The historical epic is a cinematic and thought-provoking drama set in the midst of the Hundred Years War that explores the ubiquitous power of men, the frailty of justice and the strength and courage of one woman willing to stand alone in the service of truth. Based on actual events, the film unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals. Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris is a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite, is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, a charge he denies, she refuses to stay silent, stepping forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy. The ensuing trial by combat, a grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God’s hands.RELATED: Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci Adds Salma Hayek to A-List Cast The Last Duel is directed and produced by visionary filmmaker and four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott (Gladiator) from a screenplay adapted by Affleck, Damon, and Oscar nominee Nicole Holofcener (Can You Ever Forgive Me?). Producers are Affleck, Damon, Holofcener, Kevin J. Walsh, Jennifer Fox, with Kevin Halloran, Drew Vinton, Madison Ainley serving as executive producers.
(Photo Credit: Jessica Forde / Focus Features)Focus Features released the debut Stillwater trailer for the upcoming Matt Damon drama. Damon plays an American oil-rig worker in France that is trying to free his daughter (played by Abigail Breslin), who has been charged with murder. The Tom McCarthy-directed film releases July 30, 2021, so we’re just a few months away from it releasing in theaters.RELATED: Abigail Breslin Joins Matt Damon in StillwaterStillwater focuses on Bill Baker (Damon), an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.Alongside Damon (Ford v. Ferrari, The Last Duel), the cast for the film includes Academy Award nominee Breslin (Zombieland: Double Tap, Scream Queens), César Award nominee Camille Cottin (Killing Eve, House of Gucci), and Deanna Dunagan (The Visit, An Acceptable Loss).McCarthy, who last co-wrote and directed the Disney+ film adaptation of Stephen Pastis’ Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, directs the film on a script he co-wrote alongside Marcus Hinchey (All Good Things, Come Sunday), Thomas Bidegain (Rust and Bone, The Sisters Brothers) and Noé Debré (We’re Not Animals, Dheepan).RELATED: Focus Features Sets July Release for Matt Damon-Led StillwaterIn addition to directing, McCarthy is producing the film alongside Steve Golin, Jonathan King, and Liza Chasin, with DreamWorks Pictures co-producing alongside Amblin Partners, Anonymous Content, Participant Media, Slow Pony, and 3dot ProductionsCheck out the newly released Stillwater trailer below: