Kneel before Saoirse Ronan!
The "Host" star will soon be ruling Scotland as she sits on the throne of the period drama, "Mary, Queen of Scots," according to Deadline.
Like any good tale of royalty, the story of "Mary" is fraught with murder, incest and power being given to people who are way, way too young to know what to do with it.
Crowned the queen of Scotland before she was a year old, Mary Stuart (1542-1587) also became the queen consort of France after her first husband ascended to the French throne. After she was widowed, she married her first cousin, who was found murdered in his garden a couple of years after their wedding. Mary then went on to marry the man who was probably responsible for that murder and later became one of the chief enemies of her first cousin once removed, Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Juicy stuff, no? And just think of the costumes!
Saoirse Ronan is well on her way to becoming an A-list Hollywood star. Since earning an Oscar nomination for her performance as Keira Knightley's scheming sister in "Atonement," Ronan has played lead roles in "Hanna," "The Lovely Bones" and "The Way Back." She recently wrapped Neil Jordan's new vampire tale, "Byzantium," and will be seen next year in the role of Melanie Stryder/Wanderer in the screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi romance, "The Host."
Production on "Mary, Queen of Scots" will commence early next year. Stay tuned for news on what hot young stars will be making up the supporting cast — and what A-list director will be calling the shots.