Photo: Saoirse Ronan Is “Mary Queen of Scots”

Following the start of production the other week, the first photo has been released of “Brooklyn” and “The Lovely Bones” actress Saoirse Ronan in costume in the film “Mary, Queen Of Scots”.

“House of Cards” alum Beau Willimon penned and Josie Rourke directs the story of the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart, Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18.

She defies pressure to remarry and returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her ‘sister’ in fear and fascination.

Focus Features is slated to release the film next year.