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‘A Simple Favor’ Sequel: Premiere Date, Cast, More


We love a good gin martini. That A simple service the sequel is currently in development, and leading ladies Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick are expected to reprise their respective roles, Emily and Stephanie, in the next film.

That Up in the air The actress teased fans with a few details about her character in January 2023, describing how Stephanie has become “a bit more savvy” in the upcoming installment. So when is the sequel coming out?

Keep reading to find out everything we know about A simple service 2!

When is the ‘A Simple Favor’ sequel coming out?

Although it is unclear when the film will hit the big screen, Anna confirmed Weekly entertainment in May 2022 that the next film was greenlit.

“I can’t wait to revisit the fun, deeply dark inner world of Stephanie Smothers, and reunite Stephanie and Emily under the watchful and stylish eye of the glorious. [director] Paul Feig“, she gushed at the time.

Less than a year later Twilight alum revealed that she had already read the script, noting that her character, Stephanie, has gotten “a little more savvy” since the first film. A simple service ended in 2018 with Emily’s imprisonment after she, Stephanie and Emily’s husband, Sean Townsend (played by Henry Golding) had a bigger face-off.

“I’ve actually read the script now and it’s so good,” Anna shared AND! News in January 2023. “They did a great job of, in some ways, making her a little bit older and wiser. But at the same time, there are traits that a person just can’t really change about themselves.”

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Are Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick reprising their roles?

Though Gossip Girl alum has not publicly spoken about the sequel, Variety reported in May 2022 that she and Anna will return to the cast.


Did Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick Feud During ‘A Simple Favor’?

ONE person who claimed to have “worked for Lionsgate,” the production company behind the 2018 film, alleged that Anna and Blake “HATED each other” in a May 2022 announcement.

“The studio even had to talk to them about making it look like they liked each other on press trips because it was starting to become apparent,” the message read.

However, Henry publicly denied the claim during May 2022 interview.

“Uh no. Definitely not,” it Crazy rich Asians said the actor. “I think they got along pretty reasonably well, I think… Yeah, definitely no friction that I noticed.”

Is ‘A Simple Favor’ based on a book?

The film is based on the thriller novel of the same name written by author Darcey Bell. It was released in March 2017.

What is ‘A Simple Favor’ about?

The 2018 film introduces viewers to Stephanie, a single mother who runs a vlog for other parents, giving them tips on cooking, maintaining the house and more. She quickly befriends Emily, who asks Stephanie for “a simple favor” one day to pick up her son from school so she could run an errand at work. However, Emily suddenly disappears without a trace, and Stephanie has to get to the bottom of why her friend apparently disappeared.