About the film
Director: Josie Rourke
Actors: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, David TennantA British period drama starring two Oscar nominees as two 16th Century monarchs. Saoirse Ronan (LADYBIRD, BROOKLYN) and Margot Robbie (I, TONYA; THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) go head-to-head in the lavish, ultra-stylized historical drama MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS.
Directed by theatre veteran Josie Rourke, and scripted by Beau Willimon, one of the writers of the US remake of House of Cards, it’s set in the late 1500s, when England is ruled by Elizabeth I. Her cousin Mary Stuart has been living in France, but she returns to Scotland at the age of 18 in a rowing boat with her spotless haute couture dress and her magnificent hair-do to reclaim the Scottish throne. The trouble is that Mary is Catholic, and so the Protestant Elizabeth is worried that she might claim the English throne, too. And she should be worried. Here comes Saoise, on a horse, with that piercing, aquiline stare of hers, looking fab. Wait until you see her batcave.
And now it’s on.
Rivals in power and in love, 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.
The two colossal leads are joined by a brilliant ensemble, featuring Gemma Chan (CRAZY RICH ASIANS), Guy Pearce (MEMENTO, IRON MAN 3), and David Tennant (DOCTOR WHO).
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS is enough to make us say yass queen… twice.