Mary Queen of Scots readies for UK shoot
Saoirse Ronan is preparing to play Mary Stuart in Working Title Films’ historical feature Mary Queen of Scots.
The film has recently entered active pre-production at a major UK studio, with principal photography set to begin in the summer.
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Josie Rourke, who to date has been better known as a theatre director, will be calling the shots from a screenplay by Michael Hirst (Vikings) and Penelope Skinner (How I Live Now).
One of the UK’s best-known production companies, Working Title is currently busy on several projects including Johnny English 3, an untitled feature about the Hatton Garden jewel heist and a big-screen adaptation of Cats.
Also lined up for release later this year from Working Title are Victoria and Abdul starring Judi Dench and Darkest Hour with Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill.
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Saoirse Ronan photo via Getty Images Ent/Ben Gabbe.
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