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Martin Scorsese Holding "The Last Duel"

December 02, 2006 02:53:12 GMT

Martin Scorsese is set to produce a crime action movie based on Eric Jager's historical novel "The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France."


Preparing for his next move in film industry, renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese is about to produce a crime action feature entitled "The Last Duel" with an eye to also direct, Variety has revealed.

The first movie project identified for Scorsese under his new Paramount deal, the picture is an adaptation of the Eric Jager historical novel which tells about a duel occurred in 1386 between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques LeGris that became the last sanctioned by the French government, in this case by a young King Charles IV.

Scorsese, a native of Flushing, Queens, New York City coming from a working class Italian-American family, recently had his action thriller work "The Departed" opened in theaters. His upcoming directorial efforts include "Silence", "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt", and an untitled documentary project about famed English rock band The Rolling Stones.

© AceShowbiz.com




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