'A Simple Favor' sequel will reunite Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick

After its success in 2018, 'A Simple Favor' sequel is on its way, much to thriller fans' delight

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Pour yourself a martini: A Simple Favor sequel is on the horizon. 

Blake Lively, Met Gala 2022's A+ student, and funny lady Anna Kendrick will unite once more to reprise their roles as unlikely friends who find themselves in a precarious situation. According to the announcement from Deadline, Paul Feig will direct and produce alongside Laura Fischer. Jessica Sharzer is set to write the screenplay. 

'A Simple Favor' sequel: what to know

Lively will step into the shoes and tuxes of PR head honcho Emily Nelson while Kendrick takes on the role of widowed mommy blogger Stephanie Smothers. In the 2018 film adaptation—which raked in a whopping $97 million worldwide—the two strike up a friendship, but when the clandestine Nelson goes missing, Smothers takes it upon herself to uncover her whereabouts.

Sounds pretty suspicious, don't you think? Speaking of suspicions, there's no word yet on whether other familiar faces from the first film, including Henry Golding and Linda Cardellini, will make a return. Here's hoping we see the full cast of characters once more.

We're not sure about you, but after our overdose on all-things romance and drama—the Bridgerton love triangle, the Selling Sunset reunion, to name just a few—we're anxious to switch up genres. However, there's no word on when the final product will hit screens, so we'll likely have some time to kill. (No pun intended.) 

Where to watch 'A Simple Favor'

The thriller, which is no longer on Netflix and Hulu, is available on Tubi and to rent or buy on Amazon Prime. 

If you're looking to revisit this mysterious story, why not start with its original format? Darcy Bell's novel will keep you mighty entertained, and just in time for beach read season. 


A Simple Favor by Darcy Bell
$11.32, £4.31

For those who want an edge-of-your-seat kind of movie marathon, we suggest having a look at The Weekend Away on Netflix and preparing yourself for The Gray Man this summer. 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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