A Simple Favour 2 | Paul Feig sequel moving forward at Prime Video

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A Simple Favour 2 is moving forward at Prime Video, with director Paul Feig and stars Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively all making a return.

A Simple Favour did decent business relative to its outlay in 2018, grossing $97m worldwide on a $20m budget. Paul Feig directed the darkly comic mystery about a vlogger (Anna Kendrick) who investigates the disappearance of her elegant (and enigmatic) new best friend (Blake Lively).

A sequel has been in development for years; Simon Brew spoke to Feig about the first film on the Film Stories podcast in 2018 and discussed the sequel when Feig was our guest at a live podcast recording in 2022.

We also have a synopsis for the sequel, per Deadline:

In Part Two, we see the return of Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) and Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) as they head to the beautiful island of Capri, Italy, for Emily’s extravagant wedding to a rich Italian businessman. Along with the glamorous guests, expect murder and betrayal to RSVP for a wedding with more twists and turns than the road from the Marina Grande to the Capri town square.

Podcast: In conversation with Paul Feig – recorded live in London

In addition to Kendrick and Lively, other cast members reprising their roles include Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Bashir Salahuddin, Joshua Satine, Ian Ho and Kelly McCormack.

It’s also the same creative team back behind the camera, with Feig directing from a screenplay by Jessica Sharzer, with revisions by Feig and Laeta Kalogridis, based on characters created by Darcy Bell.

Feig’s next film is action-comedy Grand Death Lotto, an action comedy set in the near future, where a Grand Lottery has been established in economically challenged California. The only catch? Kill the winner before sundown and you can legally claim their prize. It stars John Cena, Awkwafina and Simu Liu.

A Simple Favour 2 will begin filming later this year. A streaming release on Prime Video in 240 countries is planned.

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