A friendship that became a rivalry, which started a war!
As a fan of historical drama both on the big and small screen, I was excited to hear that Mary Queen of Scots, by Focus Features and Working Title Films, is due for release in December. In which Margot Robbie will play Elizabeth I opposite rising star Saoirse Ronan, as Mary Queen of Scots. The movie is penned by Beau Willimon and directed by Josie Rourke, and also stars David Tennant as John Knox.
Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must 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.