Casting CallsBlake Lively and Anna Kendrick Return in 'A Simple Favor 2'

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick Return in ‘A Simple Favor 2’



Key Takeaways:

– Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick reunite for the sequel of ‘A Simple Favor’, alongside the original cast.
– The movie is set to start production this spring with Paul Feig being the returning director.
– The sequel, set in Italy, involves murder and twists at a high-profile wedding.
– The original ‘A Simple Favor’ garnered over $97 million at the box office worldwide.
– The film will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, though the release date is yet to be announced.

Original Cast Returns for the Thrilling Sequel

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick are set to hit the screens once again as Emily Nelson and Stephanie Smothers respectively in the hotly anticipated ‘A Simple Favor 2’. The sequel maintains the musical chairs of the original cast, including notable performances from Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Bashir Salahuddin, Joshua Satine, Ian Ho, and Kelly McCormack. Taking the helm of the sequel is none other than Paul Feig, who directed the successful prequel back in 2018.

A Simple Favor 2: A Journey to Italy

Expected to roll into production later this spring, ‘A Simple Favor 2’ will be a collaborative effort between Amazon MGM Studios and Lionsgate. It was announced that the plot will revolve around Stephanie and Emily heading for Capri, Italy for Emily’s wedding to a wealthy businessman. The official description from Amazon Studios suggests that viewers should anticipate a twist-filled narrative with elements of murder and betrayal at the extravagant event.

Behind the Scenes: The Team Powering the Sequel

‘A Simple Favor 2’ bases its characters on the creative work of Darcy Bell. Jessica Sharzer, the writer of the original screenplay, penned the script for the sequel, with revisions done by Laeta Kalogridis and Paul Feig. The trio of Feig, Laura Fischer, and Sharzer will assume the production roles under the Feigco Entertainment banner.

Ladies of Influence: Lively and Kendrick

Blake Lively, famously known for her work in ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’, ‘Gossip Girl’, and ‘Green Lantern’, will soon be seen starring in the film adaptation of ‘It Ends With Us’. Anna Kendrick, celebrated for her roles in the ‘Pitch Perfect’ and ‘Twilight’ franchises, will soon make her directorial debut with the Netflix film ‘Woman of the Hour’.

Anticipation for the Release

Be it Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively’s camaraderie, or the signature elements of comedy, thriller, mystery, and tension, the anticipation surrounding ‘A Simple Favor 2’ can be felt strongly among the audience and critics alike. Yet, viewers may have to wait a little longer as there’s no confirmed release date. However, it has been confirmed that the film will ultimately be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

In the words of Amazon Studios, Emily’s wedding in ‘A Simple Favor 2’ will have “more twists and turns than the road from the Marina Grande to the Capri town square”. With that enticing assurance, the sequel is already on its way to become one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Megan Diane
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.


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