Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick Are Reuniting in “A Simple Favor” Sequel

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in “A Simple Favor”
Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in “A Simple Favor”

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick have proven themselves as quite a dynamic duo in A Simple Favor, and they’re coming back for another round! Amazon MGM Studios officially ordered A Simple Favor 2, and several members of the original cast agreed to return for the sequel.

Based on Darcey Bell’s book of the same name, A Simple Favor told the tale of a small-town vlogger who finds herself wrapped up in an investigation involving her mysterious rich friend. Paul Feig directed the first film, and he’s returning to helm the sequel, while Jessica Sharzer came back to write the script.

A Simple Favor 2 will also feature many familiar faces in front of the camera. Kendrick and Lively will return in the lead roles, and they won’t be alone. The film’s supporting cast includes the original cast members Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Bashir Salahuddin, Joshua Satine, Ian Ho, and Kelly McCormack.

Stephanie Smothers (Kendrick) and Emily Nelson (Lively) will head to Capri, Italy for their next adventure. Emily’s getting ready to host an extravagant wedding to a rich Italian businessman, but the film’s official logline promises “more twists and turns than the road from the Marina Grande to the Capri town square”, with murder and betrayal awaiting those who dare to RSVP.