A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history, The Other Boleyn Girl tells the story of two beautiful sisters, Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johansson) Boleyn who, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). While both women eventually share the king's bed, only one will ascend to the throne for a brief and turbulent reign that ends tragically with a swing of the executioner's sword.
Having watch Showtime's The Tudors, a great series by the way, I can tout that I have some knowledge on the Boleyn sisters. Either I missed a few episodes from the series, or it fails to mention just how often these two beautiful girls betrayed one another in their quest for power -- or was it love?
Either way, Portman and Johansson are both smoking hot, so I can see King Henry VIII's reasons to keep both the girls close to his bed.
The Other Boleyn Girl opens to theaters on February 29th, 2008.