Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan play Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart – two feuding queens in the upcoming historical drama, Mary Queen of Scots.
Mary Stuart (Ronan) returns to her homeland of Scotland to reclaim her rightful place on the throne, however, Scotland falls under the rule of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (Robbie).
The two ‘sisters’ begin a rivalry that holds the fate of the two nations in their hands.
The film is based on Australian author John Guy’s biography My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots.
It will primarily focus on the two figureheads’ relationship and the struggle for power between them.
The first trailer gives us a good look at the film’s dramatic elements as well as its leads’ stellar performances.
Ronan and Robbie appear to be in top form here, putting in what could be the performance of their careers.
Mary Queen of Scots is directed by Josie Rourke, who makes her directorial debut on a major motion picture.
The film co-stars Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Joe Alwyn, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle, and Guy Pearce.
It’s due for release in the US on 7 December 2018 and in the UK on 18 January 2019.
Check out the first trailer for the film below, as well as the first two character posters.