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Rachel Weisz & Emma Stone Battle In New Trailer For Yorgos Lanthimos's THE FAVOURITE

First full trailer for the latest black comedy from the Greek auteur.


Hot off receiving rave reviews from its screenings at the Venice and Telluride film festivals, we have a first trailer for The Favourite, the latest black comedy from Yorgos Lanthimos.

Set in the 18th century, The Favourite stars Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone as two women battling for the affections of England's dying Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith and Mark Gatiss also star.

The Favourite is in UK/ROI cinemas January 1st, 2019.

Check out the new trailer below.


The official synopsis reads:

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.




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