Friday, November 23, 2007

Scorsese Gets All Medievel ...

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Paramount continues providing support to director Martin Scorses's developing film projects in the wake of the commercial/critical success of the auteur's "The Departed".

First up is the big screen adaptation of author Eric Jager's historical narrative "The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France".

The project is the first to be developed under the four-year, first-look agreement the filmmaker signed with Paramount last year.

Premise of "Duel", published by Broadway Books in 2004, chronicles the true story of the last 'state-sanctioned' fight, circa 1386, between Norman knight 'Jean de Carrouges' and a squire 'Jacques LeGris', who was accused of assaulting the knight's young wife.

"Duel" will be produced by Misher Films of "The Interpreter" fame.