Bring on the awards juggernauts. The first trailer for Josie Rourke’s highly-anticipated Mary, Queen of Scots has been rated tonight by Alberta Film Ratings. With the releases of Universal’s Skyscraper, as well as the star-studded Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot next week, we expect it to arrive in the coming days. Stay tuned for more…
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 each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, David Tennant and Guy Pearce, the film is released December 7 in the U.S., followed by January 18 in the UK.