Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Drama, History, Biopic
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Josie Rourke
Written by
Guy Pearce, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant, Gemma Chan, Brendan Coyle, Joe Alwyn, Jack Lowden, Martin Compston
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Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. 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. 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.

Production began in the summer of 2017, with Focus Features set to handle the domestic release and Universal Pictures overseeing its international distribution. The film was later scheduled to premiere at the 2018 AFI Fest, ahead of its theatrical release.

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