The film is based on the true story of Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Josie Rourke is directing with Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Liza Chasin will produce.
The role of Queen Elizabeth I has been Oscar bait for performers, with Judi Dench winning the Best Supporting Actress statue for Shakespeare in Love and Cate Blanchett netting a Best Actress nomination for Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
Since starring in Suicide Squad, Robbie has been on a role as she launched Lucky Chap Entertainment and added I, Tonya, Terminal, Marian, and Gotham City Sirens to her schedule to produce and star in. She recently wrapped Goodbye Christopher Robin, where she plays the wife of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne played by Domhnall Gleeson.