The famous picture of Matt Damon meeting locals in Dalkey which went viral early in lockdown.

Work progressing on set of 'The Last Duel' at Bective

After spending the early part of this summer in lockdown in Dalkey, Hollywood star Matt Damon will be back in town next month as ‘The Last Duel’ resumes film in Ireland, including at Bective Bridge near Kilmessan.

Filming was ready to start at Bective when the Covid-19 lockdown began in March. It will resume at the end of September.

Filming of Hollywood movie 'The Last Duel', which was due to take place at Bective next week, had been postponed because of the Covid-19 situation.

Work on the set is well underway with the construction of huts and barns as designers recreate a piece of medieval France.

To be directed by Ridley Scott, the production company behind the film advertised for huge numbers of extras, and hundreds turned up at an open casting at Liberty Hall, Dublin.

‘The Last Duel’ is an epic period feature film which will star Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer. Filming was set to mostly take place around Dublin, Wicklow, Meath and Tipperary. Affleck, Damon and Nicole Holofcener have written the screenplay which is based on the book ‘The Last Duel’ by Eric Jager. Set in Medieval France, the story is a tale of betrayal and justice.

Meath County Council intends to temporarily close the L-4010 at Bective Bridge at 8am on Monday, 28th September and continue to 6pm on Friday, 9th October 2020.

It says this road closure is required to facilitate the commissioning and decommissioning of a film production set at Bective Bridge.

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