The trailer for Elizabeth: The Golden Age is now online.
The sequel to 1998′s Elizabeth will see the return of director Shekhar Kapur and star Cate Blanchett as the 16th century “Virgin Queen” of England. This installment, delves into the romantic relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and the explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen).
It also introduces the Queen’s cousin Mary Queen of Scots (played by Minority Report‘s Samantha Morton), who plots with Philip of Spain to usurp the throne from her. Geoffrey Rush returns as Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth’s trusted advisor.
Elizabeth had beautiful cinematography, strong acting, and the beauty (and ugliness) of Elizabethan life in all of its pomp and circumstance, though some historical inaccuracies were distracting. From this trailer, it looks like The Golden Age will be much like its predecessor.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age will open in theaters this Fall.