Period drama the Favourite stars Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman has released an official trailer.
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.
Check out the official trailer below.
The Favourite is from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, whose recent work includes The Lobster (an Oscar nominee for Best Original Screenplay in 2017) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. With a U.S. release planned for November 23, the film is set to continue its festival run by opening the New York fest on September 28.