The search is on and the news is out …
Hollywood's A-listers are descending on Ireland to film new blockbuster The Last Duel and property experts have been quietly sourcing the most exclusive luxury bolt-holes for the stars to enjoy their down-time in with privacy and high-end luxury as the top priorities along with the best in Irish hospitality and discretion.
The best Super-cribs in Ireland are being sourced and critically-acclaimed Producer / director Ridley Scott of Gladiator fame will head up the star arrivals. He and his team spent much of last year scouting various locations in Ireland for The Last Duel which features the 'mad and the beloved' King of France, Charles VI who declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges will settle a dispute with his squire by conducting a duel.
The new movie is in the line-up to become the Christmas / New Year hit of 2020 / 2021. The film is now in production and some of Ireland's largest and most secluded hideaways are being scouted - from stunning coastal period properties to cutting-edge penthouses with panoramic city views and private high-security access, as the potential home-away-from-home for the stars and their families.
The period drama is generating huge international interest and sees Matt Damon and Ben Affleck slated to star as two duelling friends with Killing Eve star Jodi Comer cast in the lead female role. This medieval revenge thriller represents huge news as it's the first time that Affleck and Damon have co-starred and written a movie together since the smash-hit 'Good Will Hunting'.
There will be a huge Irish welcome for these Hollywood elite and Damon has said publicly that he is truly mesmerised by Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way and even dreams of owning a lighthouse by the sea in the future!
The film is based on the non-fiction book "The Last Duel: A true story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France' written by Eric Jager. Two friends in Medieval France turn in to mortal enemies in this 14th century drama when the wife of one accuses the other of an assault. The woman's claims are not taken seriously and her husband challenges the accused to a duel - apparently the last legally sanctioned duel in French history ever.
Five Star International are the go-to luxury international property expert for stars and their agents and commented "privacy and the right location and bespoke attention to detail" are key. "There has never been more choice right now when it comes to luxury accommodation whether that's purchase or rental in Ireland for the international elite".