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Scarlett Johansson to Rule the "Scots"

September 29, 2006 (5:17 am) GMT
Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in historical drama "Mary Queen of Scots."

Again nabbing role in period piece after her recent inclusion in "" cast, has given her agreement to take part in "", a new project from 2929 Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter revealed.

The beauty, widely known for her role in "", is billed to play the title character, who was beheaded in 1587 after being declared guilty of treason for her involvement in the so-called Babington Plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I. The movie itself will depict the antagonistic relationship between the two queens with Elizabeth trying to undermine Mary's rule.

Budgeted at around $25 million, the historical drama is scheduled to start filming by the end of summer 2007. Jimmy McGovern is penning the script while Johansson's mother and manager, Melanie Johansson, is set to produce alongside Alexandra Milchan and Donna Gigliotti.

Johansson, a 2002 graduate of Manhattan's Professional Children's School, was recently seen playing opposite her boyfriend in thriller drama "." Her next film feature, "", will open in theaters on October 20 this year.

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