AceShowbiz - Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman are in talks to star in "The Favourite", a historical drama about the Queen of Great Britain, Anne, Deadline has learned. The movie will be directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, who scored rave reviews for his latest film "The Lobster".
Colman will play the British Queen while Winslet will portray Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, the Queen's close confidante. Stone is eyed to play Abigail Masham, an impoverished cousin of Sarah, who gains a position at court tending to the Queen.
The movie will take place between the end of the 17th century and first years of the 18th century, when Anne reigned from 1702-1707. It highlights the shifting balance of power between the central characters as they compete to get the most power.
Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney and Lee Magiday will produce with a screenplay penned by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. Winslet's recent movie credit was "The Divergent Series: Insurgent". She will next be seen in "Steve Jobs" alongside Michael Fassbender. As for Stone, she is currently shooting "La La Land", which reunites her with her "Crazy, Stupid, Love." co-star Ryan Gosling.