First Look: Olivia Colman and Colin Firth Portray a Married Couple in 'Mothering Sunday'

(Photos: Getty Images)

Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star opposite each other for the first time, in the forthcoming Mothering Sunday.

Based on Graham Swift's 2016 novel by the same name, the script is written by Alice Birch (Normal People) and directed by Eva Husson (Hannah TV series), reports Deadline. 

The story takes place on Mother's Day in 1924. Firth and Colman play Mr. and Mrs. Evan. They've given their housekeeper, Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young), the day off, as the couple are set to go to their neighbor's house to celebrate his engagement.

As you might expect, there's a twist. Jane and the neighbor, Paul (Josh O'Connor), have been having an affair for... seven years.

In the first look trailer, we hear Mrs. Evan say to Jane, "You have no family. You have absolutely nothing to lose. That is a gift."

That is quite a loaded statement, true or not, what will she do with such freedom?

According to the description, the party will mark the final night of passion for the young lovers.

Husson talked to Deadline about reading the script for the first time, saying, "It was a culmination of all that I'm obsessed with in life: writing, sensuality, and pure cinema. I finished the script in tears, not from sadness, but because it cracked me open, like the most honest works do."

Mothering Sunday, also starring Glenda Jackson, is set to release on November 19.

While the trailer is intriguing, there is still a lot to be known. Are you going to add this to your watch list?