‘A Simple Favor’ Is Returning for More Laughs!


| LAST UPDATE 05/12/2022

By Arianna Morgan
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The comedic duo we didn't know we needed: Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, are returning for A Simple Favor sequel, doing us all a simple favor with their presence! The 2018 dark comedy was a major box-office hit, and the leading ladies are back and ready to take over. Here's everything we know so far...

The Lionsgate-produced movie adaptation raked over $97 million worldwide, making it a major success for the distribution company. Based on the bestselling novelA Simple Favor by Darcy Bell instantly became a cult classic with people falling in love with the characters, even if one of them had a dark past. The first film told the story of a widowed single mother working as a vlogger in Connecticut, played by Anna Kendrick, who envied her beautiful best friend, Emily played by Blake Lively, for her thriving, glamourous lifestyle and wonderful family. However, things got tricky when Lively mysteriously disappeared one day. Sure enough, Kendrick decided to investigate her friend's whereabouts and found major secrets along the way. The film ended just in time for sequel potential, and here we are a few years later, gearing up for round two!

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Before the Gossip Girl star even read the first movie script, she knew she wanted to hop on board because director Paul Feig was attached! When she finally read it, "I was suddenly very confused because the script was a thriller, and yet Paul Feig was making the movie," Lively said. "I sat down with him and asked him if it was a thriller or a comedy, and he said, 'Yes.'" And that's exactly what it was - a thriller rooted in comedy! Paul Feig, who is famously recognized for his work directing Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy, and more, will return as director for this soon-to-be smash hit!

A Simple Favor Sequel
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Fans everywhere are thrilled for A Simple Favor sequel to return to the big screen, with high praises all over the official Instagram announcement. One fan commented, "Amen, still not over the first one," while another wrote, "Honestly, the best news I've heard in a long time," and we totally get it! So until then, we'll just be fangirling over Blake's chic three-piece suits, wondering what secrets will be revealed this time...

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