The international best-seller of The Favourite, the novel by Megan Abbott, is being made into a movie by Yorgos (George) Livanakis. The film will star the multitalented actor Robert Pattinson as the scheming protagonist, William Fitzherbert.

The story centres around the “bitchy” and unforgettable Lady Georgiana, who after her husband’s (rich and arrogant) death, sets out to destroy the lives of her social-climbing friends. William, meanwhile, is struggling to come to terms with his new situation. With his charm, good looks, and expensive habits, he seems to have everything a man could want. But the friends he made during the last years of his marriage are about to discover the true nature of his character.

The novel has been compared to Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies, which also focused on the wealthy and snobbish set. But where Vile Bodies is hilarious in its portrayals of upper-class London, Abbott’s The Favourite is an intense look into the underbelly of high society. And like Waugh’s masterpiece, it is utterly compelling.

Robert Pattinson’s Filmography

Pattinson was born in Rome on September 25, 1986. He started acting at a young age, appearing in various TV commercials and making a name for himself in the 2010 horror film, Dark Shadows. From there, he starred in the 2013 thriller, The Rover, and the 2014 erotic drama, Truth or Dare. In 2015, Pattinson appeared in the hit TV show, The Last Tycoon, and had a leading role in the box-office bomb, The Batman.

Pattinson’s directorial debut, The Lost City, came out in 2016. It’s an adaptation of Jack London’s 1908 novel of the same name. It’s also billed as the “adventure epic” starring Emily Browning and Richard Armitage. Last year, he made his Broadway debut in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He also directed the short film, The High Price of Indulgence which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Pattinson’s Personal Life

Before the fame, fortune, and leading role in The Batman, Pattinson was best known for his acting. He had previously dated Hollywood starlet, Kristen Stewart, and was rumoured to be engaged to Frenchwoman, Fleur Brunner, before splitting from her in December 2018. Stewart has since become one of the prominent faces supporting Pattinson on the red carpet. Their relationship apparently turned professional after the actor’s split from Fleur. In terms of his private life, Pattinson’s hobbies include motorbiking and scuba diving. He also reportedly enjoys yoga and meditation. In January 2020, it was announced that Pattinson and Stewart had become engaged.

Why Is Pattinson Celebrating His Birthday In Antigua?

On January 25, 1922, Lady Georgiana Fitzherbert married Robert Pattinson’s great-grandfather, Walter Montagu Douglas Scott. But their union was not destined to last. It was a highly tumultuous relationship, and in 1927, Georgiana filed for divorce. The final judgment was granted in 1928, and she was given custody of their two daughters. They later remarried in 1934. In 1949, they had a third daughter, Anne, who is now Lady Anne Douglas-Scott.

One year later, in January 1950, Walter Scott suffered a fatal heart attack. He was buried at the Grange Cemetery in Edinburgh. On his deathbed, he named Georgiana as his sole heiress. In the years that followed, Lady Georgiana did rather well for herself. She had several marriages, mostly to wealthy and influential men. When she died in 1980, she was living in Paris and had a net worth of £150 million ($194 million). She also left her daughters an inheritance of £12 million ($16 million). And it appears that Pattinson is carrying on the family tradition, as he has also inherited a fortune from his great-grandfather.

Pattinson is said to have purchased Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of Winston Churchill, for £32 million ($43 million). He also owns Highclere Castle, the home of the legendary Queen Victoria, which he paid £12.8 million for. And let’s not forget about the mansion in Scotland that he purchased from Stewart for £7 million in October 2018. He also owns a townhouse in London’s Eaton Square.

The international best-seller of The Favourite, the novel by Megan Abbott, is being made into a movie by Yorgos (George) Livanakis. The film will star the multitalented actor Robert Pattinson as the scheming protagonist, William Fitzherbert.

The story centres around the “bitchy” and unforgettable Lady Georgiana, who after her husband’s (rich and arrogant) death, sets out to destroy the lives of her social-climbing friends. William, meanwhile, is struggling to come to terms with his new situation. With his charm, good looks, and expensive habits, he seems to have everything a man could want. But the friends he made during the last years of his marriage are about to discover the true nature of his character.

The novel has been compared to Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies, which also focused on the wealthy and snobbish set. But where Vile Bodies is hilarious in its portrayals of upper-class London, Abbott’s The Favourite is an intense look into the underbelly of high society. And like Waugh’s masterpiece, it is utterly compelling.

The film will be shot in Budapest and locations abroad. Principal photography is due to start in mid-March and be completed by early June. It is scheduled for a worldwide release on June 25, 2020.

More information can be found on the movie’s official website.