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'The Favourite' to open New York Film Festival

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

"The Favourite," a historical drama set during the reign of Anne, will kick off the 56th Festival.

The title will make its debut and is already expected to screen in

"The Favourite" follows the court wranglings of Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough ( played by Rachel Weisz) and her servant ( played by Emma Stone) as they jockey for position with ( played by Olivia Colman).

The will screen at on September 28. It opens in theaters on November. 23, and will likely factor into race, reports variety.com.

The Festival is presented by the of The lineup for the annual celebration of cinema is beginning to take shape. Last week, the festival announced that Alfonso Cuaron's family drama "Roma" has been set as the Centerpiece movie and will screen on October 5.

Last year, kicked off with "Last Flag Flying," a Richard Linklater dramedy that came-and-went without making much of a stir, and in 2015, the festival opened with "The Walk," a huge bomb.

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First Published: Tue, July 24 2018. 11:12 IST
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