With thanks to secret on-location shots, drastic makeovers and Hollywood's love affair with young prodigy Saoirse Ronan - the long-awaited Mary, Queen of Scots has gained quite a substantial amount of hype over the past few months. Be sure to check out the first Mary Queen of Scots trailer, courtesy of the Focus Features YouTube channel, for yourself below.
Coming off the heels of her third Oscar nomination for Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan is trading in her Catholic school uniform for a corset in Mary Queen of Scots.
Despite the fact they shared the same ancestry, the pair's fierce rivalry will eventually lead to death, destruction and despair. "But ruling side-by-side we must do so in harmony, not through a treaty drafted by men lesser than ourselves", Mary writes in the trailer.
Sadly for the Scottish monarch, the plan is foiled and she ends up with her head in a basket.
The film centers on Mary's return to Scotland to reclaim her queendom.
A digitally recreated Linlithgow Palace features in the new trailer. Based on the John Guy book of the same name, the film also stars Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, David Tennant, and Guy Pearce.
The logline: The charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan) had a turbulent life. Mary Stuart returns to her native land at age 18 after her husband, the king of France, dies. But she comes up against Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), who rules over both England and Scotland, and the two fiercely independent women in a male-dominated world engage in a battle for the throne. However, Scotland and England at the time are under the rule of Elizabeth I. This sees the two queens become bitter rivals, attempting to prove important in a masculine world.