Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots
2018

Company
Working Title, Focus Features

Director
Josie Rourke

Choreographer and Movement Coach
Wayne McGregor

Screenplay
Beau Willimon

Producers
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward

Music
Max Richter

Cinematography
John Mathieson

Editor
Chris Dickens

Production Design
James Merifield

Cast
Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Jack Lowden

Premiere date
7 December 2018 (USA) / 18 January 2019 (UK)

Josie Rourke (Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in London) directs Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saorise Ronan and Margot Robbie, with Wayne McGregor as Choreographer and Movement Coach.

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 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 court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

(Focus Features)

Official trailer for Mary Queen of Scots, Working Title / Focus Features