‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Trailer: Saorise Ronan & Margot Robbie in Star-Studded Period Drama

Star-Studded Royal Period Drama

Focus Features has released the trailer for Mary Queen of Scots, the royal period drama starring Saoirse Ronan as the young monarch and Margot Robbie as her cousin and nemesis Queen Elizabeth I.

The supporting cast includes Gemma Chan, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Jack Lowden, Brendan Coyle, Martin Compston, Ismael Cruz Cordova, and James McArdle. Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon adapted the screenplay based on Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart by John Guy.

Check out the trailer and new character posters below.

Star-Studded Period Drama

Mary Queen of Scots opens in select theaters on December 7.

Star-Studded Royal Period Drama Star-Studded Royal Period Drama

“Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). 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 (Robbie). 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.