Saoirse Ronan is hard at work in England and Scotland filming Mary, Queen of Scots alongside a stellar cast that includes Margot Robbie and Jack Lowden of Dunkirk.  Double Oscar nominee Saoirse plays Queen Mary, and last week a first pic emerged of her all done up for the role.

FIRST LOOK: Saoirse Ronan as "Mary Queen of Scots" 💕 pic.twitter.com/s8gBNlR0Gu

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The film, according to a report on Collider, “explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I.  Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, 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.”

Look for the film sometime in 2018.

Saoirse Ronan at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival.