Yorgos Lanthimos‘ new period set movie drama THE FAVOURITE has just cast Nicholas Hoult who will now join Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in the story that follows the political machinations behind the scenes during the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts. The story takes place between the end of the 17th century and first years of the 18th century, when Anne reigned from 1702-1707. Olivia Colman is set to play Queen Anne, with Rachel Weisz as her lady Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and Emma Stone as Abigail Masham, an impoverished, distant relative of Sarah, who gains a position at court tending to the Queen. Nicholas Hoult will be Harley,the Tory party leader during the reign of Queen Anne!
Scheduled release 2018