We’re still not sure the team behind the upcoming film Mary Queen of Scots read any history books, but….it sure looks pretty?
Focus Features just released a second trailer for their upcoming tale of two Queens, and it once again is a visual feast for cinematography and historical costuming fans:
“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 1. 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.”
Saoirse Ronan stars as Mary Queen of Scots, and Margot Robbie stars as Queen Elizabeth I. The cast also includes Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, David Tennant, and Guy Pearce.
Mary Queen of Scots is set to open on December 7th in the US, followed by January 18th in the UK.