UPDATE: Universal UK & Ireland has dropped a brand new poster for the film, alongside the announcement for a trailer dropping Thursday. (h/t @yorgoslanthimos)
A brand new look at one of this year’s big awards juggernauts is set to arrive in the coming days. What appears to be the second trailer for Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots has been sent out by Universal with copies (via Deluxe Technicolor) of Loving Pablo ahead of its limited release next week. This follows the announcement of the film world-premiering on the closing night of the AFI Festival on November 15; the new look is incredibly likely to play ahead of A Star Is Born that weekend also. With that in mind, expect an online release in the days ahead and ss always, we will be sure to update as soon as an official launch date is announced.
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.