Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz Are Rivals in This Fun and Crazy Trailer For THE FAVOURITE
An amusing first trailer has been released for the upcoming period film called The Favourite which sees Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz fight over the favor of a frail Queen (Olivia Colman). It's kind of fun seeing these two as rivals and the movie looks a lot more fun than I expected it to be. Things certainly get a little wild and crazy in the 18th Century.
The film comes from Yorgos Lanthimos and it has received rave reviews and plenty of Oscar buzz at both the Venice and Telluride film festivals. It's expected that all three actresses will get Oscar nominations. Here's the official synopsis for The Favourite:
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.
The Favourite opens in theaters on November 23, 2018. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think.