Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone headline period drama, The Favourite. The film is set in early 18th century with 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 (Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (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 also stars Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, and Mark Gatiss. The film arrives later this year. Check out the trailer below.