Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie in First 'Mary Queen of Scots' Trailer

Game of Thrones isn't such a stretch when you see the trailer for Mary, Queen of Scots, based on the real relationship between Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) and her Scottish cousin Mary (Saoirse Ronan). At the time of her arrival, Elizabeth I (Robbie) holds the English throne, and quickly grows anxious over Mary's presence, which threatens her rule.

Casting is key in a story like this, and both Ronan and Robbie look absolutely flawless in their roles as two resolute and warring queens. The film also marks the directorial debut of theatre director Josie Rourke.

Mary Queen of Scots is penned by House of Cards creator Beau Williamon, and if his hit Netflix TV show, now entering its final season, gives any indication of what Mary Queen of Scots will be like, expect lots of sex, political power play, and intrigue. Even though the subject matter may make Mary Queen of Scots sound like the story of two women against each other, Rourke insists it's actually about two women against the world. It's not one against the other. "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 past year.

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Mary Queen of Scots, which opens in prime awards season consideration in select theaters on December 7, is directed by Josie Rourke from a screenplay by Beau Willimon (House of Cards) and stars Dunkirk's Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, David Tennant and Guy Pearce. And take a gander at the film's gorgeous posters below.

Primed and ready for an Oscar-positioning release later this year, the period piece explores the lives of Mary Stuart (Ronan), who in 1561 returns to Scotland as a widow grieving in the shadow of her reign as Queen of France. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.

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