A new trailer has dropped for the latest from the director of ‘The Lobster’ and ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer.’ ‘The Favourite’, helmed by Yorgos Lanthimos, stars Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz (both of whom he directed in ‘The Lobster’) and Emma Stone.

Colman plays Queen Anne – ironic given she’ll be playing Queen Elizabeth in the new series of Netflix's ‘The Crown – as she rules over England in the early 18th century. Her close friend is Lady Sarah (Weisz) who governs the country and cares her while she is ill, but when a new servant girl called Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, she becomes companion to the Queen while Sarah is preoccupied by England’s war with France. Abigail uses the opportunity to fulfil her ambitions and return to her aristocratic roots.

A teaser for the film was unveiled in July. Since its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on August 30th, the movie has been getting widespread acclaim.

'The Favourite' hits Irish cinemas on New Year’s Day, 2019.