It’s good to be Queen

 
 

It’s been almost ten years since Cate Blanchett blew me away as the “Virgin Queen” in Elizabeth, and it looks like the wait is almost over for the sequel, The Golden Age.

The Golden Age covers her adult years and her love affair with Sir Walter Raleigh (played by Clive Owen). The criminally underrated Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) will play Mary Queen of Scots, and Abbie Cornish (the alleged other woman in the Reese Witherspoon/Ryan Phillipe split) will play Elizabeth Throckmorton.

We won’t see Golden Age until late next year (it has a tentative release date of October 2007), but here are some gorgeous photos to tide you over until then:

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Oh the decadence!