Margot Robbie is planning to get into a bit of historical drama, as Variety reports she’s signed up to play Queen Elizabeth in Mary Queen Of Scots. Saoirse Ronan is already onboard to play the title role, with Josie Rourke directing.
As the title suggests, the movie with follow the Catholic Mary, who certainly led a dramatic life, with her first husband murdered and then marrying the murder accused of killing him. She was then forced to abdicate and fled to England. However, as Mary had previously claimed Elizabeth’s throne, she was captured and locked up. She was kept hidden away in various manors for over 18 years, becoming an increasing problem, especially as many English Catholics viewed her as the legitimate queen. Eventually she was implicated in a plot to overthrow Elizabeth and executed.
Beau Willimon (House Of Cards) wrote the script. The movie has yet to be greenlit, but assuming it is, it will shoot later this year.