Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick back for sequel – The Hollywood Reporter

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick back for sequel – The Hollywood Reporter

A sequel to the comedy-thriller A simple favor is a trial at Amazon and Lionsgate. Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick are set to reprise their roles, with director Paul Feig returning to the director’s chair.

Jessica Sharzer will write the sequel, having penned the 2018 film which followed a mom blogger (Kendrick) who tries to solve the disappearance of her mysterious and stylish new friend (Lively) from their small town. It is based on the 2017 book of the same name by Darcey Bell.

Feig and Laura Fischer will produce for Feigco Entertainment, with Sharzer serving as executive producer.

A simple favor earned $53 million at the domestic box office with an impressive $97 million at the worldwide box office.

Lively, picked up by WME, Management 360 and Sloane Offer, will make her directorial debut with seconds for Searchlight based on the graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Feig, who will then release the Netflix feature The School of Good and Evil, is represented by CAA and Sloane Offer. Kendrick is represented by CAA and Range Media Partners, and is ready for the Lionsgate feature Alice, darling. Sharzer is represented by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone and Lichter Grossman.

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