Following on from “The Lobster” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos returns with “The Favourite,” his attempt at a historical drama set in 18th century England. Today the first trailer for the film has arrived, check it out below.
Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone star as two ladies in waiting to Olivia Colman’s Queen Anne, the Duchess of Marlborough. As Anne’s health and mental faculties fail and England’s war with France drags on, the royal court grows progressively debaucherous.
Weisz’s Lady Sarah is effectively ruling in Anne’s stead, but the arrival of Stone’s charming and ambitious new servant Abigail throws the power dynamics into chaos. “The Favourite” opens November 23rd.