The Favourite is one of the most anticipated films of the upcoming Oscar season, and the more we learn about it the more excited we get. A מew trailer and poster of this period drama are here and they offer a better look at the battle royale we’re going to witness in a few months.
The Favourite is set in early 18th century England, a time of turmoil and war… and royal intrigue. A frail Queen Anne rules the country, but she needs help of her most loyal friend Lady Sarah to make all the important decisions while her health derails.
Sarah’s privileged position is threatened when a new servantת Abigailת comes to court and catches Queen’s eye. Her arrival puts everything Sarah’s worked for in jeopardy and two women end up competing for affection of the emotionally volatile Queen.
The Favourite stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, and if the experts are correctת all three actresses will be in the mix once awards season rolls along. Their performances received rave reviews at festivals in Telluride and Venice, where this project premiered last week. Variety described it as “perfectly cut diamond of a movieת” but we’ll wait until November 23 to see if it lives up to the buzz.