WATCH: Trailer released for new Matt Damon film shot in Ireland

WATCH: Trailer released for new Matt Damon film shot in Ireland

THE TRAILER for Matt Damon's new movie The Last Duel has been released.

The film was shot across a number of Irish locations, including Counties Meath, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Dublin and Wicklow.

Directed by The Martian and Gladiator director Ridley Scott, the movie - said to be based on real life events - recounts the story of a 14th century French knight who challenges his best friend to a fight to the death in light of accusations that he raped his wife.

It was the last legally sanctioned duel in France's history.

Filming for the movie, which also stars Adam Driver, Killing Eve star Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck, took place in the likes of Bective Abbey in Co. Meath and Cahir Castle in Co. Tipperary in March 2020, just as the Covid-19 pandemic hit the Emerald Isle.

Damon famously stayed in Ireland during the first lockdown, rather than returning to the US with the majority of the cast, and gobsmacked locals spotted the Hollywood star shopping in Supervalu.

Damon plays Jean de Carrouges, a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield, who accuses his friend and squire Jacques Le Gris (Driver) of raping his wife Marguerite (Comer).

Le Gris vehemently denies the charge, despite Marguerite's insistence, so in his wife's honour, Carrouges challenges Le Gris to trial by combat - a fight to the death.

The Last Duel opens in Irish cinemas on October 15.