Feb 27th, 2008

Top Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson could be heading to West Lothian, Scotland to film her latest movie.

Last year, it emerged the actress had been signed up to play Mary, Queen of Scots, the tragic monarch who was born at Linlithgow Palace. The movie’s production team are currently touring the UK looking for locations and West Lothian Council plans to get in touch to put their case.

Provost Tom Kerr said: “This will be a major international production which could rival the success of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart.

“We plan to make the production company aware of the importance of Linlithgow’s connection with Mary, Queen of Scots and to consider filming in our historic town.”

In 2004, scores of fans descended on the tiny West Lothian village of Dechmont when George Clooney was in the area as producer of the film The Jacket.

Martyn Day, the council’s development and transport leader, said a new film about Mary Stuart would give a massive boost to the region.

He said: “We would certainly offer help with the filming of this important new movie and we will be contacting the production company to invite them to visit Linlithgow.”

Source: Scotsman

• Posted by Riikka
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Caroline.

It sounds like it likely to be filmed in Scotland then, has anyone heard any news about the locations in the UK that are being visited for that?.



Peter Hancock

Will this film include the fictitious scene from Mary, Queen of Scots (1972), in which Elizabeth and Mary actually meet ?



Kharmy

BRAVEHEART? That’s a little ambitious. Didn’t braveheart pull some 300 million?




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