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Ronan plays the titular character, who reclaims her throne to Scotland, following her husband King Frances II's death, leading to a war with her cousin Elizabeth (Robbie), who sits on the English throne.

AceShowbiz - There will be bad blood between Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie in "Mary Queen of Scots". The first trailer for the drama movie has been released, showing how the friendship between two queens turns into an intense rivalry.

Ronan plays Mary Stuart, the crowned queen of Scotland who becomes queen consort when she's married to France's king. Following her husband's death, she attempts to wrest back the throne, but Scotland is under the rule of Queen of England, Elizabeth I (Robbie). Mary's presence is perceived as a threat by Elizabeth, starting a war between the two distant cousins.

"Mary Queen of Scots" explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). 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 (Robbie). 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. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.

The film is set in 16th-century Scotland and is based on a biography by historian John Guy. "They were both, in their own ways, making huge sacrifices to try to operate in this male-dominated world," Josie Rourke, who directed the movie, previously said. "It's not one against the other. It's both of them against a particular environment that pitted them against each other."

Robbie added, "Everyone manipulated their relationship. It's complicated, it's tragic, and it's bizarre. The only other person in the world who could understand the position they were in was each other."

Also starring Joe Alwyn, Guy Pearce, David Tennant and many others, the historical drama is set to open in U.S. theaters on December 7.

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