Emma Stone & Rachel Weisz Are Bitter Rivals For The Queen’s Love In ‘The Favourite’ (Trailer)

Truth be told, sometimes when I hear English period piece, I instantly go into a coma. I was hesitant to watch this trailer but glad I did. Even though The Favourite is a drama, the trailer is filled with comedic moments courtesy of the dynamic trifecta of Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz. I’m definitely watching this.

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 fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

The Favourite opens in select cities on November 23. Check out the trailer below.

The Favourite Movie Trailer