Margot Robbie to Play Queen Elizabeth in MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
Margot Robbie is just continuing to be a big thing. Not only is she currently shooting Goodbye Christopher Robin in which she plays A. A. Milne's wife, she's also just finished playing Tonya Harding in the film I, Tonya. Now she's signed on to play Queen Elizabeth in the upcoming film project Mary Queen of Scots.
Mary Queen of Scots is being directed by Josie Rourke from a script written by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, and it's based on the book written by John Guy, The True Life of Mary Stuart. Robbie joins Saoirse Ronan, who is already set to play the title role of Mary.
The film could be a good move for Robbie. She has yet to play a period role like this and it's a role that has a lot of promise. Director Martin Scorsese has talked very highly of the actress saying that her audition for Wolf of Wall Street stunned everyone in the room. While I personally loved her in Wolf of Wall Street, I felt that Tarzan and Suicide Squad were a bit of a downer for me. I'm hoping to see some better things from her in the future.
Here's a description from the book:
In the first full-scale biography of Mary Stuart in more than thirty years, John Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history’s greatest women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. Bringing together all surviving documents and uncovering a trove of new sources for the first time, Guy dispels the popular image of Mary Queen of Scots as a romantic leading lady — achieving her ends through feminine wiles — and establishes her as the intellectual and political equal of Elizabeth I.
Through Guy’s pioneering research and superbly readable prose, we come to see Mary as a skillful diplomat, maneuvering ingeniously among a dizzying array of factions that sought to control or dethrone her. Queen of Scots is an enthralling, myth-shattering look at a complex woman and ruler and her time.