First Trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos’ Period Dramedy ‘The Favourite’

Yorgos Lanthimos' Period Dramedy

Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film The Favourite, the eighteenth-century English dramedy starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman.

The film follows the inter-familial relationships of a frail Queen Anne (Colman) and her younger cousin Lady Sarah (Weisz) – exploring the power struggle within their political hierarchy.

The cast also includes Mark Gatiss, Joe Alwyn, and Nicholas Hoult.

The Favourite opens in select theaters on November 23. See the trailer below.

Yorgos Lanthimos' Period Dramedy

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.