Second Trailer for 'Mary Queen of Scots' Pitting Robbie Against Ronan

October 4, 2018
Source: YouTube

Mary Queen of Scots Trailer

"I may command armies, but tell my cousin I pray for peace." Focus Features has debuted a second official trailer for Josie Rourke's Mary Queen of Scots, telling the story of the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. She was Queen of France at 16, then widowed at 18, deciding to return to Scotland without a husband, where she has to carefully compete with her cousin - Queen Elizabeth I of England, ruling over Scotland and England at the time. Saoirse Ronan plays Mary, Margot Robbie plays Elizabeth, with a superb ensemble cast including Gemma Chan, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Jack Lowden, Brendan Coyle, Martin Compston, Ismael Cruz Cordova, and James McArdle. The first trailer was a passionate introduction, and this one is even more powerful. This is definitely worth a watch.

Here's the second official trailer (+ new poster) for Josie Rourke's Mary Queen of Scots, from YouTube:

Mary Queen of Scots Poster

You can still watch the first official trailer for Rourke's Mary Queen of Scots here, to see a bit more footage.

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). 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 I (Robbie). 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. Mary Queen of Scots is directed by English theater director Josie Rourke, of the 2011 adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, who is mainly an experienced theater director. The screenplay is written by Beau Willimon, adapted from John Guy's book about Mary Stuart. Focus Features will release Mary Queen of Scots in select theaters starting December 7th. You in?

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Damn I wasn't sold on the last trailer but now I am. This looks really good

alex on Oct 4, 2018


Some say that history should stay in history. It just can't, we're always related to it. But, this film is trying to bring forgotten version of history to our present, to make today's understanding of history close to some zoological metaphor ...

shiboleth on Oct 4, 2018


Looks like an intense period/historical piece. I'll be checking it out.

THE_RAW_ on Oct 4, 2018


Ronan and Robbie are giving this film their all. I'm quite excited over this one.

DAVIDPD on Oct 4, 2018


Ah....the evil English once more.

Lewis on Oct 5, 2018


Elizabeth I suffered from small pox infection which left her face really scarred.On top of that the Queen started using heavy amounts of Venetian Ceruse(which is basically Lead) for getting a whitened appearance, she used it for many year which some historians say resulted in her getting Lead Poisoning whose side effects were damage to skin and hair loss (as you can see in trailer). Funny thing is because it caused blemishes she had to put even more on to cover the problems caused by it.

izzy on Oct 6, 2018

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