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2015 | 2012 | 2009 | 2008

8 items from 2015


Rachel Weisz Replaces Kate Winslet In Yorgos Lanthimos’ Period Drama ‘The Favourite’

15 October 2015 1:25 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A few days ago, I noted that Rachel Weisz was lining up a role in "The Lobster" director Yorgos Lanthimos' brewing period drama "The Favorite." What I didn't realize was that while her name was on IMDb for the project, nothing had been formally announced. Clearly I needed more coffee. But indeed, it looks like she's reteaming with the Greek director. Deadline reports that the actress in talks to join the film alongside Emma Stone and Olivia Colman, replacing Kate Winslet who was originally cast in the film. A turn toward the conventional for Lanthimos, the script is by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, with the 17th century set story finding Colman all dressed up as Queen Anne, with Weisz as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, and Stone as Sarah's distant relative Abigail, with the tale detailing the various political machinations of royalty.  So, get your corsets ready. Production will begin next spring. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Rachel Weisz To Play "The Favorite"

15 October 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rachel Weisz is in talks to reunite with her "The Lobster" director Yorgos Lanthimos in "The Favorite," taking over a role originally pegged for Kate Winslet.

The story follows political machinations behind the scenes during the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts. It takes place over a period between the end of the 17th century and first years of the 18th century.

Winslet was and now Weisz is up for playing Sarah, a close confidante of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). Emma Stone is lining up to play Abigail Masham, an impoverished, distant relative of Sarah.

The project, which boasts a script by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, has the likes of Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney and Lee Magiday as producers. Filming begins spring next year.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Long live the Queen: Olivia Colman will reign over Kate Winslet and Emma Stone in new royal drama

25 September 2015 5:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

An A-list cast of all your favourites are lining up to appear in a new royal drama - conveniently titled The Favourites.

Olivia Colman, Kate Winslet and Emma Stone are in talks to join director Yorgos Lanthimos's film, which dives behind the scenes during the 18th century reign of Queen Anne.

BAFTA-winning Broadchurch star Colman will play the last monarch of the House of Stuarts, while Winslet will play Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, a close confidante of the Queen.

Stone is closing in on the role of Abigail Masham, a distant relative of Sarah who is introduced to the Queen's court, reports Deadline.

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara have written the script for the movie, which will focus on the shifting balance of power and how each character tries to influence Colman's Anne.

The story will cross from the 17th century to the 18th, encompassing the queen's reign from »

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Colman, Winslet, Stone Play "Favorite"

24 September 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and "Broadchurch" actress Olivia Colman are all in discussions to join "The Lobster" director Yorgos Lanthimos' new film "The Favorite".

Set at the start of the 18th century, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara's script follows the political machinations during the reign of Queen Anne (Colman), the last monarch of the House of Stuarts.

Winslet plays Sarah the Duchess of Marlborough, a close confidante of the Queen. Stone would play Abigail Masham, an impoverished and distant relative of Sarah who gains a position at court.

Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Andrew Lowe will produce. Filming starts in Spring next year.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Kate Winslet May Pick The Favourite

24 September 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Following his critical and festival success with quirksome romantic drama The Lobster, there has been much pondering about what Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos will do for a follow-up. Turns out he’s headed for historical drama, and has Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman all at different stages of talks for The Favourite.Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara have written the script for this one, which will see Colman crowned as Queen Anne, final monarch of the Stuarts. Ruling between 1702 and 1707 (monarchs generally didn’t get to sit on the throne as long as Liz has). Winslet is circling the role of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, one of her majesty’s closest confidents, while Stone is looking to play Abigail Masham, a poverty-stricken distant relative of Sarah’s, who is suddenly granted a position at court tending to the Queen, resulting in a shifting balance of power between the courtiers. »

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Emma Stone, Kate Winslet & Olivia Colman To Star In Yorgos Lanthimos’ Period Drama ‘The Favourite’

24 September 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's not often, in fact it's pretty rare, for a foreign filmmaker making decidedly weird arthouse movies to attract A-list casts to make his movies, but Yorgos Lanthimos is the exception. After wowing cinephiles with "Dogtooth" and "Alps," the filmmaker managed to score Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, and more for his no less oddball "The Lobster." And quick to strike while the iron is hot, the director is gearing up his next movie and has more big names attached, but for something that sounds quite conventional. Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, and Olivia Colman are all in talks to join "The Favorite." This is not a movie spawned from the brain of Lanthimos, but is instead a gig he was offered, a period drama penned by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. The 17th century set story will find Colman all dressed up as Queen Anne, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman In Talks For Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’

24 September 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Whether you’ve caught it on the festival circuit since its Cannes debut or you’ll see it when it gets released next spring, there will likely not be another film like The Lobster (our review and the trailer) for many years to come. From the mind of Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos, it looks like his English-language debut has attracted the attention of others in Hollywood as he’s lining up quite a cast for his follow-up.

Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and The Lobster star Olivia Colman are all in talks to join his new project The Favourite, according to Deadline. The long-gestating film, scripted by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, follows the “political machinations behind the scenes during the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts.” Check out a longer synopsis below:

The story takes place between the end of the 17th century and »

- Leonard Pearce

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Kate Winslet, Emma Stone & Olivia Colman In Talks To Board Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’

24 September 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman are in discussions to join The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos’ new feature The Favourite.  The award-winning, heavyweight female cast circling the project underlines the extent to which Lanthimos, who scored rave reviews for The Lobster, has established himself as one of the Europe’s most in-demand directors. Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara have written the script, while follows the political machinations behind the… »

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