It has been announced today that David Tennant will be part of the supporting cast for a new film production of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Focus Features and Working Title released the first look of the Queen of France, Queen Mary played by Saoirse Ronan as the production gets underway in England and Scotland.
Mary, Queen of Scots ©Focus Features/Working Title

Ronan plays the titular role of Mary, who became Queen at 16 and widowed at 18. The story will explore Mary’s relation with Elizabeth I, plays by Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad), and their rivalry in power and in love.

“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” according to the press release.

The supporting cast also includes Guy Pearce (Momento, Prometheus) with Jack Lowden (Dunkirk), Joe Alwyn (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen), and Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey)

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Mary, Queen of Scots will be directed by The Donmar Warehouse and Much Ado About Nothing (Tennant & Tate) artistic director, Josie Rourke. This will be Rourke’s film directorial debut.

The film is based on John Guy’s acclaimed biography “My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots” and will be written by Oscar-nominated Beau Willimon (The Ides of March, House of Cards)

An exact release date for Mary, Queen of Scots has yet to be announced. We will bring you more details as we get them.

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