Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, two of Hollywood’s most recognizable and beloved performers, are returning to the big screen for A Simple Favour 2. Adapted from Darcey Bell’s novel of the same name, published in 2017, and broadcast in 2018. After Pitch Perfect, Stephanie Smothers appears in A Simple Favor. Vlogger and widowed mother Stephanie Smothers befriends Emily Nelson, an upper-class woman in a small town (this role is played by actress Blake Lively). Stephanie takes it upon herself to uncover the truth behind Emily’s disappearance after she goes missing in an instant.
‘A Simple Favor’ Sequel Sees The Return Of Anna Kendrick And Blake Lively!!
Henry Golding, Rupert Friend, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, and Jean Smart round out the cast of A Simple Favor, which also stars Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively as the lead and supporting characters, respectively. Jessica Sharzer wrote the screenplay for Paul Feig’s thriller, which he directed (An American Horror Story). On a $20 million budget, A Simple Favour was Lionsgate’s most successful censored and commercial film to date, almost achieving $100 million in ticket sales and boasting an impressive 84 percent rating on the Tomatometer. In light of the film’s open-ended character, audiences have long speculated about the possibility of a follow-up.
According to Deadline, A Simple Favor 2 is officially on the way. Lionsgate is teaming up with Amazon Studios on this project, and the original cast will be returning in far greater numbers. In the upcoming section of the movie, Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick have consented to redo their roles, and Feig will return to the helm with Sharzer once again penning the script.
A Simple Favor sequel rumors have appeared out of nowhere, but Feig has been teasing the sequel’s existence on Twitter for a long time. When asked if he had a “wonderful idea” for the second installment of A Simple Favor, Feige said he would be willing to work with any studio or streaming service that wanted it. This time around, Sharzer and Feig won’t have any source material to work with, so they’ll have to rely on their own inventions as they try to reclaim the sorcery of the previous film.
An unexpected delight in 2018, A Simple Favor won over critics and audiences alike with its plot twist, black humor, stellar performances, and nods to Hitchcockian themes. Hulu and Amazon Prime streaming services didn’t fully take hold of the film until the following year, despite a strong box office haul. Feig’s streamer comment plus the fact that Amazon Studios is co-producing A Simple Favor 2 suggests that it will be released exclusively for Prime members under the banner of A Simple Favor 2.