10 August 2012 12:43 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Saoirse Ronan continues to rack up desirable roles despite still being in her teens, with the news today that she's set to star in Mary Queen Of Scots. This follows her cool hitwoman in Hanna, her Oscar-nominated spin in Atonement, and two of the most high-profile novel adaptations of the last few years, with The Lovely Bones and Stephenie Meyer's upcoming The Host.Mary Queen Of Scots is of course one of those endlessly re-examined stories: the tragic / hapless Scottish queen lived a life marred by death, high drama and international intrigue. As a baby she was engaged to the heir to the French throne, who she later married - but he died young and she returned to Scotland to be the centre of conspiracies both romantic and political. Cue failed marriages, disastrously bad decisions, possible murders, imprisonment and a serious falling out with her cousin Elizabeth I.Judging by Ronan's age, »

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