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Watch the Mary Queen of Scots Trailer Starring Saoirse Ronan

13 July 2018

Mary Queen of Scots will see one of Britain's biggest historical monarchal conflicts is set to take shape on the big screen, setting stars Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I opposite Saoirse Ronan's titular role as Mary Stuart, a.k.a. Queen of Scots, which took shape as a bitter and ultimately tragic royal rivalry.

Casting is key in a story like this, and both Ronan and Robbie look absolutely ideal in their roles as two resolute and warring queens. Judging from the trailer, they might be competing again for a Best Actress nod come Oscar season.

"Mary Queen of Scots" explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan).

Check out the Mary Queen of Scots trailer below.

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"They were both, in their own ways, making huge sacrifices to try to operate in this male-dominated world".

'England does not look so different from Scotland, ' observes Ronan as she stares across a windy bay at Great Britain's southern half. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. "Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination", the official synopsis reads.

Both now must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. "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. Mary keeps bringing up her claim to the English throne, and violence ensues. Based on the John Guy book of the same name, the film also stars Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, David Tennant, and Guy Pearce.

For those confused about the various Marys around this time in English history, it is important to note, Mary, Queen of Scots and Mary I of England, aka Bloody Mary, are different people, with the latter dying when the former was just 16 years of age.

Watch the Mary Queen of Scots Trailer Starring Saoirse Ronan