Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie in First 'Mary Queen of Scots' Trailer

Mary Queen of Scots

Check out the Mary Queen of Scots trailer below. But she comes up against Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), who rules over both England and Scotland, and the two fiercely independent women in a male-dominated world engage in a battle for the throne. You'll have to wait for the film to find out (or check a history book, but let's be real).

Mary Queen of Scots is set for an 18 January release in the United Kingdom - so it seems like this could be a real Oscar contender come 2019.

This story has been chronicled on the big and small screen many times, but Mary Queen of Scotts boasts the one-two punch of having Ronan and Robbie as its leads.

Between The Crown and Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite, the British monarchy is still proving a major draw for filmmakers and storytellers - and now we can throw Mary Queen of Scots into the mix.

Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. It's not one against the other.

Mary Queen of Scots is penned by House of Cards creator Beau Williamon, and if his hit Netflix TV show, now entering its final season, gives any indication of what Mary Queen of Scots will be like, expect lots of sex, political power play, and intrigue. "It's both of them against a particular environment that pitted them against each other", Rourke told EW of the film's focal characters late previous year.

The cast also includes Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, England is Mine), Joe Alwyn (The Sense of an Ending, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk), Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen, Line of Duty), Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel), Ismael Cordova (The Catch), Ian Hart (The Terror), Adrian Lester (Riviera), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey, Me Before You). And take a gander at the film's gorgeous posters below. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty.

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