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Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, and Olivia Colman May Join Biopic of Queen Anne, Britain’s Least-Biopic’d Female Monarch

Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, and Olivia Colman. Photo: Getty Images

Elizabeth has Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and The Virgin Queen; Victoria has Young Victoria and Mrs. Brown; heck, Elizabeth 2 is still alive and even she has The Queen. And yet what does Queen Anne, who ruled Britain from 1702 to 1714, get? Absolutely squat — until now. According to Deadline, The Lobster’s Yorgos Lanthimos is making a Queen Anne biopic called The Favourite, and Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, and Oilvia Colman are all in talks to star. The film is reportedly centered on the “political machinations behind the scenes” of Anne’s rule. Colman would play Anne; Winslet would play her friend Sarah Churchhill, wife of the popular Duke of Marlborough; and Stone would play Abigail Masham, Churchill’s young protégé, who ended up usurping her in the Queen’s affections. (And, it was rumored, enjoyed an affair with her.) So, basically, it’s All About Eve in bodices. Can’t wait!

Winslet, Colman, Stone May Join Queen Anne Movie