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 Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When new servant Abigail Hill (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. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film4 and Waypoint Entertainment present, an Element Pictures / Scarlet Films production, a Yorgos Lanthimos film, The Favourite. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and a screenplay by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, the film stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Mark Gatiss. The producers are Ceci Dempsey of Scarlet Films, Ed Guiney of Element Pictures, along with Yorgos Lanthimos and Lee Magiday. Executive Producers are Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, Daniel Battsek and Rose Garnett for Film4, Ken Kao and Josh Rosenbaum for Waypoint Entertainment, Tony McNamara and Deborah Davis. The filmmaking team includes director of photography Robbie Ryan, costume designer Sandy Powell, production designer Fiona Crombie, editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis, and hair and makeup designer Nadia Stacey.
Release Date: 23 November 2018
Directed ByYorgos Lanthimos
Written ByDeborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Produced ByCeci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos
CastOlivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn