Yorgos Lanthimos is becoming a household name, which is a big accomplishment. After his hit premiere at TIFF with The Lobster, actresses are lining up from the top of the A-list down for his next project, THE FAVOURITE, including Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman.
The Favourite, written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, follows the inner workings of the political monster that was the reign of Queen Anne. The last Stuart monarch may be played by Colman, who has become a hot commodity after her runs on Broadchurch and in Tyrannosaur (not to mention her wonderful role as the hotel manager in The Lobster). Winslet is in talks to play Queen Anne’s close friend, the Duchess of Marlborough, and Stone is interested in playing the Duchess’ distant cousin.
Producers for the film are currently in talk with financiers. All are eager to see what this director can create with this script considering his past success with much more surreal topics, like in The Lobster or Dogtooth.
Lance Boyle | Staff Writer