Casting Net: Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman in talks for The Favourite
- Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, and Olivia Colman are in talks to star in The Favourite, a historical drama about Britain’s Queen Anne that’s being directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster). Colman would play the queen; Winslet would play her confidant Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough; and Stone would play Abigail Masham, the duchess’ upstart cousin. Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara wrote the script. Filming is scheduled to start in the spring.