Margot Robbie coronated as Queen Elizabeth in Mary, Queen of Scots

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Apr 22, 2017

Margot Robbie kicked royal butt in Suicide Squad, so a proper coronation only seems fitting.

Robbie is reportedly in negotiations to play Queen Elizabeth I of England, opposite Saoirse Ronan's titular royal in Focus Features and Working Title's Mary, Queen of Scots. British director Josie Rourke, a veteran of the London stage, holds the reins.

According to Variety, "The drama 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."

Spoiler alert, it doesn't end well for Mary, or her head. How could it have? With so many pining for the English throne back in the mid to late 16th century, Elizabeth, the last monarch of the Tudor line, surely clinched her crown tightly -- especially since Mary had once claimed it as her own, and many English Catholics still considered her the legitimate sovereign.

High drama indeed, so there's plenty to be hopeful about in this one, perhaps even awards season hopes, as Variety points out. Such a "prestige part" seems like a good move for Robbie, who will again be fostering her less-prestigious side as Harley Quinn in Gotham City Sirens, which is rumored to start shooting this summer.

Though Mary, Queen of Scots hasn't been officially greenlit yet, negotiations with Robbie are certainly a step in the right direction. If the chess pieces should fall into place though, the tale of two Queens should start shooting later this year, as well. Which Queen will have your loyalty?