Get all your ducks in a row and watch the new trailer for The Favourite ...
The new film, from director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) and based on a screenplay by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, sees Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz lead a cast that also includes Mark Gatiss, Joe Alwyn and Nicholas Hoult.
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.
The Favourite will be the American Express Gala at this year’s BFI London Film Festival on October 18th and opens at UK cinemas on 1st January, 2019 via Fox Searchlight.
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