Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan and Academy Award Margot Robbie play the historical monarchs Elizabeth I (Robbie) and Mary Stuart (Ronan). Their rivalry was legendary and in the first trailer for the new film about that rivalry, you can see why.

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

“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.

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Mary Queen of Scots stars Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Chan, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Jack Lowden and Brendan Coyle. It opens in theaters this December.

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