Date: 13th May 2022
Lionsgate and Amazon Studios have announced that a sequel to the 2018 hit mystery-comedy film "A Simple Favor" is coming. The sequel will bring back stars Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, as well as Paul Feig to direct.
Anna Kendrick starred as a widowed single mother working as a vlogger in Connecticut who envies her best friend’s successful career, loving family and glamorous lifestyle.
Things turn awry when Emily mysteriously disappears one day, causing Stephanie to launch her own investigation into her friend’s past, finding more than a few surprises along the way.
The pic was a critical and commercial success for Lionsgate, earning more than $97 million at the worldwide box office, achieving Certified Fresh status on Rotten Tomatoes and attracting a strong base that has been hoping for a follow-up after an ending that left things open for a potential sequel.
Feig will return to direct the sequel and produce alongside Laura Fischer while Jessica Sharzer will write the screenplay and executive produce.
Lively was most recently seen starring in “The Rhythm Section” opposite Jude Law. She’s also set to make her feature directorial debut with “Seconds,” an adaptation of the graphic novel by “Scott Pilgrim” creator Bryan Lee O’Malley. Kendrick, most well-known for her role in the hit “Pitch Perfect” series, recently starred in the Netflix film “Stowaway.”
Source: Press Release