Saoirse Ronan to play Mary Queen Of Scots in an untitled drama
Saoirse Ronan is keeping busy these days. With THE HOBBIT, THE HOST, BYZANIUM, and HOW I LIVE NOW, I have to idea how she can fit anything else in.
Well, seems that she is squeezing in a period drama for Working Title. Ronan has joined an untitled film from scribe Michael Hirst (ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE).
There are no details on the film other than the fact that the actress has signed on to play Mary Queen of Scots. Here's some history on Mary below:
"Crowned the queen of Scotland before she was a year old, Mary added to that pedigree when her first husband became France’s king and she became queen consort in 1559. Despite that auspicious start, things didn’t go well from there. She later married her first cousin, a bad match that ended with his murder. When she quickly married the man suspected of orchestrating the killing, an uprising against the couple resulted in her imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle. Forced to abdicate her throne to her year-old son, she failed in an attempt to wrest back the throne and fled for the protection of her cousin, England’s Queen Elizabeth 1. If you’ve seen Elizabeth or any movie about that period, you know how well that worked out for Mary, who’d once claimed to be the rightful queen of England, a view embraced by Catholics. Once she was perceived as a threat by her cousin, Mary was confined and ultimately executed for complicity in a plot to assassinate Elizabeth."
I think that Ronan is a great young actress and is a great fit to play the role of Mary.