Meath bridge to feature in new film by Oscar winning duo

Meath bridge to feature in new film by Oscar winning duo

A new film co-written by Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon is set to film in Meath, according to reports.

The Last Duel, written by Affleck, Damon and Nicole Holofcener, will be directed by Ridley Scott.

It will star Affleck and Damon along with Star Wars star Adam Driver and Killing Eve's Jodie Comer.

The Meath Chronicle reports that the Bective Bridge is going to be used as a location in the film.

The local paper says filming is expected to take place at Bective Bridge from March 23 to 30, and the road will be closed during that period.

The Last Duel is based on the 2004 book by Eric Jager, which tells the true story of a 14th Century "trial by combat pitting a knight against a squire accused of violating the knight's beautiful young wife."

Bective Bridge. Picture: iStock
Bective Bridge. Picture: iStock

Affleck and Damon previously wrote the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, winning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Bective Bridge is not the only Irish location to attract Hollywood stars.

Skellig Michael in Kerry has featured prominently in the third Star Wars trilogy.

The island was used as the location for Ahch-To - the birthplace of the Jedi Order.

The Last Duel is set for release in January 2021.

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