Mary Queen of Scots — International Trailer


added: Thu, Oct 4th '18

"Lady Bird" star Saoirse Ronan may end up in the running for Best Actress this year as she seems to be delivering yet another powerful lead performance in the upcoming historical drama "Mary Queen of Scots," for which a brand-new international trailer has been released.

The three-time Oscar nominee plays the title role of Mary Stuart, who was crowned Queen of Scotland at 9 months of age. At the age of 16, she became the Queen of France, but then was widowed at age 18.

The film chronicles Mary's return to Scotland, where she is forced to rule over a fractured, male-dominated monarchy, only to discover that her biggest rival -- and the biggest threat to her own life -- is her own cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (played here by a nearly unrecognizable Margot Robbie), whom she considers a sister and the Godmother of her young children.

Based on the acclaimed biography "My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots" by historian John Guy and adapted for the screen by "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon, the film is directed by acclaimed British theatre director Josie Rourke.

Co-starring Jack Lowden, David Tennant, and Guy Pearce, "Mary Queen of Scots" arrives in U.S. theaters on December 7th, and is set to be released in the U.K. in January.

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 1. 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 court imperil both thrones -- and change the course of history.


directed by   Josie Rourke

starring   Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Ian Hart, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Adrian Derrick-Palmer, Brendan Coyle

release date   December 7, 2018

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