Release date: November 23
Cast: Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
Why we're excited: Lanthimos, the Greek filmmaker behind surreal movies like The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, has developed an ultra-dry, clipped style of comedy that's instantly recognizable. On the surface, the period drama The Favourite looks like a departure: Based on actual history, the story follows Queen Anne (Colman) as she deals with two of her subjects, played by Stone and Weisz. But the madcap tone of the trailer, complete with respected thespians flailing about and looking ridiculous, screams Lanthimos.
(Watch the trailer)