Scarlett Johansson has royal blood

The big skirts and classy bling of period pieces must agree with Scarlett Johansson – she’s making another historical drama.

Of course, it helps that her mum is producing her next foray into the world of long-gone royalty, but as she’s already shooting The Other Boleyn Girl (about the life of Natalie Portman’s tragically-fated Anne and her sister), perhaps she just likes the idea of actually getting to wear the crown this time.

Mary finds the queen engaged in a bitter rivalry with Elizabeth I, as the English monarch tries to usurp her throne. With a script by The Street’s Jimmy McGovern, the film should start production at the end next summer providing the slightly important position of director is filled.