The Favourite trailer teases Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film
Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the teaser trailer for historical drama The Favourite which is set to star Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz. The film is directed by Greek film director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) and was written by Tony McNamara and Deborah Davis. Check out the teaser in the player below!
The Favourite is a bawdy, acerbic tale of royal intrigue, passion, envy and betrayal. Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
Produced by Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, and Yorgos Lanthimos, the film arrives in theaters November 23.