Magazine article Screen International

Susanne Bier in Talks for Mary Queen of Scots

Magazine article Screen International

Susanne Bier in Talks for Mary Queen of Scots

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EXCLUSIVE: Penelope Skinner working on script with Michael Hirst. Saoirse Ronan attached, as previously reported.

Working Title has confirmed to ScreenDaily that Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier is in talks to direct biopic Mary Queen of Scots.

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Mary Queen of Scots

As previously reported, Byzantium and Hanna star Saoirse Ronan is attached to play the eponymous Queen Mary, who famously attempted to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century.

Acclaimed playwright Penelope Skinner, who recently wrote on Kevin Macdonald drama How I Live Now, also starring Ronan, is working with The Tudors and Elizabeth writer Michael Hirst on the script, with Working Title aiming for a 2014 shoot.

Queen of Scotland between 1542-1567, Mary Stuart famously tried to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, a move which was supported by many Catholics but saw her condemned in later life to years of imprisonment and finally execution.

Her turbulent life included a marriage to the King of France, the murder of her second husband and subsequent marriage to a suspect in his murder, her abdication from the Scottish throne after an uprising, and imprisonment in both Scotland and England. …

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