A Queen Who Lost Three Kingdoms.
A Wife Who Lost Three Husbands.
A Woman Who Lost Her Head.
Thomas Imbach’s Mary Queen of Scots is based on Stefan Zweig’s book Maria Stuart which explores the life and “passionate character” of the ill-fated queen who was condemned for treason by her cousin – Queen Elizabeth I – and subsequently beheaded. The trailer above, which shows the film to be moody and small in scale, jumps right into Mary’s relationship with Elizabeth.
Another upcoming film that explores the life and legacy of the Scottish-French queen will be directed by Susanne Bier, with Irish actress Saoirse Ronan in the role of Mary. And earlier this year, The CW network picked up Reign, a period drama that follows Mary’s teenage years. Australian actress Adelaide Kane, who recently played Cora in MTV’s Teen Wolf, will play Mary. So, it definitely looks like Mary has gained some resurgence in popularity.
Imbach’s Mary Queen of Scots will be screened at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) next month. It stars Camille Rutherford as Mary.