The stars of the 2018 black comedy A Simple Favour, Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, are reuniting for a follow-up. Not surprisingly, given that the first film made over $97 million at the box office throughout the globe for Lionsgate.
The film was based on Darcey Bell’s 2017 book A Simple Favor, which chronicled the tale of a widowed single mother and YouTuber named Stephanie Smothers (played by Kendrick), who fell in love with her mysterious best friend, Emily Nelson (Blake Lively). But when Emily disappeared without a trace, disturbing details about her background surfaced.
On Wednesday (May 11), Lionsgate and Amazon Studios announced the sequel and revealed that Paul Feig and Jessica Sharzer will be returning to direct and writing the script. Everything you require to know about the sequel to “A Simple Favor” is right here.
A Simple Favor 2 Release Date
It is expected that Amazon Prime Video will premiere the sequel to “A Simple Favor” sometime in late 2024 or early 2025. The film’s release date might be pushed out to the middle or late of 2025, or perhaps into 2026, if the strikes cause production delays.
About A Simple Favor
In the film released in 2018, we meet Stephanie, a single mother who publishes a vlog where she offers advice on parenting topics including meal preparation, household chores, and more. Stephanie and Emily become fast friends, and one day Emily asks Stephanie to do what she calls “a simple favor” by picking up Emily’s kid from school while Emily does an errand for her employer. But then Emily seems to vanish without a trace, and Stephanie needs to find out what happened to her friend.
A Simple Favor 2 Cast
It has been revealed that the film’s original leads, Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Stowaway) and Blake Lively (Gossip Girl, The Rhythm Section), will return for the film’s sequel.
Kendrick has been nominated for an Academy Award for her performances as Natalie Keener in “Up in the Air,” Jessica Stanley in “The Twilight Saga,” and Beca Mitchell in the “Pitch Perfect” series of films. Her roles on Love Life and Dummy made her a household name. Lively, though, is well-known for her roles as Carol Ferris in ‘Green Lantern,’ Bridget Vreeland in ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,’ Nancy Adams in ‘The Shallows,’ and Serena van der Woodsen on ‘Gossip Girl.’
Lively apparently gave fans a sneak peek at what’s in store for her character by posting an Instagram Story with a link to a news item announcing the sequel and Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do playing shortly after the announcement. It is unclear if the supporting cast from the previous film, which included Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, and Rupert Friend, would return with the two major characters.
A Simple Favor 2 Storyline
Since the screenplay for the sequel was just recently greenlit, we don’t know anything more about it. After Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) was given a 20-year jail term for the murders of her father and sister, the first film undoubtedly left audiences on a cliffhanger. She also tried to murder her spouse, Sean (Henry Golding), as was found.
After reaching one million subscribers, mommy vlogger Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) is shown dating a new man and taking up amateur sleuthing in the last moments of the film. Meanwhile, Sean is a professor at Berkley and a best-selling book. Emily, the enigmatic and cultured mother, was last seen competing fiercely in a game of basketball with her fellow convicts, perhaps thinking and planning for her release from jail.
In the upcoming episode, Stephanie may get to indulge her detective itch by solving another puzzling murder. Emily’s sentence may be shortened, or she could escape; in any case, we could follow her vindictive life when she is released from jail.
A Simple Favor 2 Trailer
Since production on the sequel has not yet begun, we will have to wait for a teaser trailer.
A Simple Favor Creators
The book A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell was the inspiration for the film A Simple Favor. The film was produced by Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson, while John Schwartzman and Theodore Shapiro were in charge of the camerawork and score, respectively. It was officially produced by Feigco Entertainment and Hercules Bron Creative Partnership, and distributed by Lionsgate.
Feig and Laura Fischer serve as producers, and the picture is a collaboration between Amazon Studios, Lionsgate, and Feigco Entertainment. The film “A Simple Favor,” based on the book of the same name by Darcey Bell, premiered in theaters on September 14, 2018. The movie was a financial and critical triumph, earning $97.6 million on a $20 million budget.