Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

20.47 13 Feb 2020


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Producers of a new Hollywood historical epic have issued a call for extras ahead of filming getting underway in Ireland next month.

The Last Duel is the latest film from director Ridley Scott and is set to star Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer.

The screenplay - based on a book by Eric Jager - is written by Affleck, Damon and Nicole Holofcener, and focuses on a dispute between a knight and squire in Medieval France.

Filming is mostly taking place around Dublin, Wicklow, Meath and Tipperary - and producers say they're now looking for 'lots of film extras' for large crowd scenes.

An open casting event is being held next Friday, 21st February at the SIPTU building at Eden Quay in Dublin city centre.

All jobs will be casual or temporary.

According to producers, they're looking for men and women with a broad range of appearances - people who "stand out from the crowd" as well as those who don't.

They're also seeking people with particular skills such as farming, archery, blacksmithing and sword & axe skills.

The call is only for people who are full time resident and living in Ireland with a working visa and PPS number.

More info on the casting event is available on Facebook.

The Last Duel is scheduled to be released early next year.

Variety reports that Ben Affleck had originally been planning to play one of the two leads roles alongside his frequent collaborator Matt Damon.

However, the Oscar-nominated Adam Driver has since taken over the role, with Affleck instead taking a supporting role due to a scheduling conflict.

The Meath Chronicle reports that Bective Bridge in the Boyne Valley is set to be one of the filming locations for the upcoming film.

Main image: File photo of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Picture by: Admedia/Zuma Press/PA Images

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