The story of Mary Queen of Scots has been brought to the big screen many times in the past, but now we have a brand new version starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie in the lead roles alongside David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Jack Lowden, and Joe Alwyn to name a few.
It’s the directorial debut of Josie Rourke and “explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan).”
After becoming the Queen of France at just 16 and widowed at 18, Mary refuses to remarry, instead returning to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England are under the rule of her cousin Elizabeth I (played by Margot Robbie), causing a rivalry “in power and in love” as the two decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. “Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history,” reads the synopsis.
Mary Queen of Scots will be released on 7 December 7, 2018.