Official Trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’

Yorgos Lanthimos' Period Comedy

Fox Searchlight has released the official trailer for The Favourite, theYorgos Lanthimos dark period comedy starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Stone.

This costume satire focuses on a power struggle between two scheming cousins in the 18th century court of Queen Anne. The latest offering from the Greeek auteur just had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and could become serious awards contender for the studio.

Check out the official trailer, which dives into the plot of Deborah Davis and Tony McNarma’s screenplay.

Yorgos Lanthimos' Period Comedy

The Favourite opens in select theaters November 23.

Yorgos Lanthimos' Period Comedy

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.