Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos got a lot of people interested in him with Dogtooth and Alps, and now he’s moved to mainstream talent with The Lobster, which stars the likes of Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.
Now he’s planning his next film, and he’s lining up some great actresses to star, as Deadline reports that Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman are all in talks for the film.
The film, called The Favourite, ‘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.’
Colman would be Anne, with Winslet would be her confidante, Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Stone meanwhile is in talks to be Abigail Masham, ‘an impoverished, distant relative of Sarah, who gains a position at court tending to the Queen’.
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara wrote the script.