The young and sexy actress Margot Robbie was recently named one of the most influential people in the world, according to Time magazine. Now, according to Variety, the interpreter of The Wolf of Wall Steet, is negotiating with Focus Features to play Queen Elizabeth.
The film will also feature Soirse Ronan and will be called “Mary Queen of Scots”. Previously it was said that Ronan will play the lead role, while Robbie will play the role of Queen Elizabeth.
Crowned Queen of Scotland when she was less than one year old, Mary I of Scotland was forced to abdicate the throne at the age of 18, being later executed when she was convicted for her alleged involvement in the attempted murder of her cousin Queen Isabel of England. This story was last chronicled in 2007 in the film ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’, with Samantha Morton in the role of Mary Stuart
The Australian actress who made her name in the film The Wolf of Wall, takes as real inspiration the moment when Mary, I of Scotland attempted to overthrow her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of Throne of England through a conspiracy, however, this fact unchained his real judgment and its later execution after spending several years in prison. Margot Robbie will share credits in this film with Saoirse Ronan, who in turn will play Maria Estuardo.
The script of Mary Queen of Scots will be in charge of Michael Hirst and Penelope Skinner, while the production of the film will be in the hands of Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Liza Chasin. Those involved in the project say things are on track, so the film is expected to begin filming later this year.
After the Suicidal Squad, this project would give Margot Robbie’s career much more significance as it could be one of the productions that Focus Features would be driving in the awards season.
Among the projects in which the actress is currently involved is Goodebye Christopher Robin, a film where she will play the wife A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh, as well as I, Tonya, where she will play the title character. Also pending is the new Robin Hood movie that will be titled Marian and, of course, Gotham City Sirens, the film that will bring together DC’s most iconic villains.