Date: 28th March 2024

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick Set for A Simple Favor Sequel.

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.

The full cast of Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Bashir Salahuddin, Joshua Satine, Ian Ho and Kelly McCormack are all reprising their roles from the first feature.

Jessica Sharzer, who penned the first film, has returned to write the sequel with Feig and Laeta Kalogridis also contributing to the script.

A Simple Favor 2 sees Stephanie Smothers (Kendrick) and Emily Nelson (Lively) heading to the island of Capri for Emily’s lavish wedding. The itinerary for the destination nuptials between Emily and a wealthy Italian businessman is set to include murder and betrayal.

The first movie, with a screenplay by Jessica Sharzer, followed Stephanie, who believed that Emily would be a normal friend who shared secrets with her. But as it turns out, Emily's real name was Hope McLanden, and alongside Sean (Henry Golding), she was part of a plan that involved killing the character's twin sister and claiming the insurance money.

Source: Press Release