Mary Queen of Scots (2018 film)

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Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots.png
Teaser poster
Directed by Josie Rourke
Produced by
Screenplay by Beau Willimon
Based on Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart
by John Guy
Starring
Music by Max Richter
Cinematography John Mathieson
Edited by Chris Dickens
Production
company
Distributed by
Release date
  • 15 November 2018 (2018-11-15) (AFI)
  • 7 December 2018 (2018-12-07) (United States)
  • 18 January 2019 (2019-01-18) (United Kingdom)
Country
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Language English

Mary Queen of Scots is an upcoming historical drama based on John Guy's biography Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart. The film is directed by Josie Rourke and adapted by Beau Willimon. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as the eponymous character and Margot Robbie as her distant cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, David Tennant, and Guy Pearce also star.

The film will have its world premiere on closing night of AFI Fest on 15 November 2018. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on 7 December 2018, and in the United Kingdom on 18 January 2019.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On 9 August 2012, it was announced that Saoirse Ronan would play the title role of Mary Stuart.[1] On 21 April 2017, Margot Robbie was cast to play Queen Elizabeth I, and that the film was scheduled to commence principal photography in August 2017.[2] The film based on John Guy's biography My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots would be produced by Working Title's Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward. Josie Rourke was announced to direct the film from an adapted screenplay by Beau Willimon. [2] On 13 June 2017, Jack Lowden was announced to play Lord Darnley, while Joe Alwyn was announced to play Robert Dudley.[18][4] On 22 June 2017, it was reported that Martin Compston was cast in the film to play James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, the third husband of Stuart.[6] On 23 June 2017, German-Romanian actress Maria-Victoria Dragus had also joined the cast to play Scottish noblewoman and childhood friend of Stuart, Mary Fleming, marking her English-language debut.[15] On 17 August 2017, Brendan Coyle, David Tennant, and Guy Pearce joined the cast.[8][13] On 18 August 2017, Gemma Chan joined the cast.[5] On 22 August 2017, Ismael Cruz Córdova was cast to play David Rizzio, Mary's close friend and confidant.[7]

Focus Features will handle the domestic rights while Universal Pictures will handle the international distribution. The crew on the film includes Academy Award winners costume designer Alexandra Byrne, hair and make-up designer Jenny Shircore and editor Chris Dickens; Emmy award-winning production designer James Merifield; and BAFTA award-winning director of photography John Mathieson.[19]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on the 17th August 2017, in various locations around the UK and Scotland.

Release[edit]

It will have its world premiere at the closing night gala of AFI Fest on 15 November 2018.[20] The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on 7 December 2018,[21] and in the United Kingdom on 18 January 2019[22].[23]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Beckett died on April 10, 2018, prior to the film's release, marking this his final film appearance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (9 August 2012). "Saoirse Ronan to play 'Mary Queen of Scots' in Working Title feature". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Kroll, Justin (21 April 2017). "Margot Robbie to Play Queen Elizabeth in 'Mary Queen of Scots' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  3. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (13 June 2017). "Jack Lowden Joins 'Mary Queen Of Scots' Opposite Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca (13 June 2017). "Joe Alwyn Joins Margot Robbie in 'Mary Queen of Scots' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b Lodderhose, Diana (18 August 2017). "Gemma Chan Joins 'Mary Queen Of Scots' Opposite Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b Lodderhose, Diana (22 June 2017). "Martin Compston Joins 'Mary Queen Of Scots' Opposite Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b N'Duka, Amanda (22 August 2017). "Ismael Cruz Córdova Cast In 'Mary, Queen Of Scots'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  8. ^ a b N'Duka, Amanda (17 August 2017). "Brendan Coyle Joins 'Mary Queen of Scots'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  9. ^ New Trailer For Mary, Queen Of Scots Starring Saoirse Ronan And Margot Robbie
  10. ^ New Trailer For Mary, Queen Of Scots Starring Saoirse Ronan And Margot Robbie
  11. ^ "Mary Queen of Scots (2018)" – via www.imdb.com.
  12. ^ McNary, Dave (17 August 2017). "David Tennant, Guy Pearce Join Saoirse Ronan's 'Mary, Queen of Scots'". Variety. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  13. ^ a b McNary, Dave (17 August 2017). "David Tennant, Guy Pearce Join Saoirse Ronan's 'Mary, Queen of Scots'". Variety. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  14. ^ "GUY PEARCE Reveals Secret Bodybuilding Past". Daily Telegraph. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  15. ^ a b N'Duka, Amanda (23 June 2017). "Maria Dragus Cast In 'Mary Queen of Scots'; Ned Van Zandt Joins 'The Iron Orchard'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  16. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (13 September 2017). "Barry Jenkins' 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Taps Newcomer; Eileen O'Higgins Joins 'Mary Queen Of Scots'; '1st Born' Rounds Out Its Cast".
  17. ^ "W1A star Alex Beckett dies aged 36". 10 April 2018.
  18. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (13 June 2017). "Jack Lowden Joins 'Mary Queen Of Scots' Opposite Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  19. ^ "First Look at Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots". ComingSoon.net. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  20. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (25 September 2018). "Focus Features-Working Title's 'Mary Queen Of Scots' To Close AFI Fest". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  21. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (18 April 2018). "Focus Features' 'Mary Queen Of Scots' Scoots To December". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Mary Queen of Scots (2018)". Filmoria.co.uk. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  23. ^ "Mary Queen of Scots". Launching Films. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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