Royalty Goes Berserk in 'The Favourite'

This is apparently Fox Searchlight's big Oscar bet for the fall, and it looks to be a showcase for actresses Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone (that's right, Emma Stone, who has never looked to me like she fits into period pieces). It's from director Yorgos Lanthimos, who made The Lobster, one of the strangest comedies I've ever seen, but this one wasn't written by him apparently, so that may make it more accessible to audiences. We'll see. It's likely to premiere at Venice or Telluride in a couple months.