Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and “Broadchurch” actress Olivia Colman are all in discussions to join “The Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film “The Favorite”.
Set at the start of the 18th century, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara’s script follows the political machinations during the reign of Queen Anne (Colman), the last monarch of the House of Stuarts.
Winslet plays Sarah the Duchess of Marlborough, a close confidante of the Queen. Stone would play Abigail Masham, an impoverished and distant relative of Sarah who gains a position at court.
Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Andrew Lowe will produce. Filming starts in Spring next year.