Watch the hilariously mad trailer for new period drama movie ‘The Favourite’

The Favourite sounds completely insane and the brilliant new trailer only confirms this.

The upcoming period drama movie is the latest film from acclaimed Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer).

Set in the early 18th century, it stars Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) as Queen Anne, who was the Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1702 to 1707.

Colman, soon to be seen replacing Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of The Crown, is joined in The Favourite by Emma Stone (La La Land), Rachel Weisz (My Cousin Rachel), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).

Watch the trailer:

The Favourite will be released in the USA on 23rd November and in the UK on 1st January 2019.

The official synopsis reads: “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 fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.”