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‘A Simple Favour 2’ Officially Confirmed: Cast, Plot & More!

We have an update on A Simple Favour 2 including new plot details and cast additions!

Amazon MGM Studios has today announced the sequel has officially been green-lit after news first came out in 2022 about stars Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick reuniting for the project.

The original film was released in 2018 and follows the story of a small-town, widowed mum and vlogger named Stephanie Smothers (Anna) and her super mysterious upper-class friend Emily Nelson (Blake) who suddenly disappears. The film, from director Paul Feig, was a critical and commercial success, earning more than US$97 million at the global box office.

So who’s coming back for the crime-comedy-thriller?


A Simple Favour 2 cast – who will be in it?

In addition to Blake and Anna, Henry Golding will also be returning as Emily’s ex-husband, Sean Townsend.

Andrew Rannells will play Stephanie’s friend Darren once again, Bashir Salahuddin will reprise his role as Detective Summerville, Joshua Satine returns as Miles, Ian Ho will be back as Nicky and Kelly McCormack will play Stacy.

Paul Feig will direct this one too and the script will once again be written by Jessica Sharzer, with characters based on the book titled A Simple Favour, by Darcy Bell.


What will A Simple Favour 2 be about? 

According to a release, it sounds like we’re in for a wild ride!

The sequel will “see the return of Stephanie Smothers and Emily Nelson as they head to the beautiful island of Capri, Italy, for Emily’s extravagant wedding to a rich Italian businessman. Along with 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.”


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When will A Simple Favour 2 be released?

The film is due to start production in spring (northern hemisphere spring which is right about now!). No release date has been set just yet but what we do know is that it will be skipping theatres this time around and heading straight to streaming on Prime Video in more than 240 countries worldwide.


Some fun facts about the cast:

Anna Kendrick is currently making her directorial debut with the Netflix feature film Woman of the Hour which will be released later in 2024. She’s also starring in it and serving as producer!

Blake Lively will next be seen in the film adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s novel It Ends With Us, alongside Justin Baldoni. She’s also about to make her feature film directorial debut with the adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel Seconds. (Hell yes to more women in directing roles!)

And Henry Golding is in production on the second season of Nine Perfect Strangers where he’ll star opposite Nicole Kidman.


(Feature Image Credits: Anna Kendrick photo by Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock; Henry Golding photo by Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock.com; Blake Lively photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock.com)


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Nehal is an award-winning news presenter and the founder of positive celebrity news site CelebrityKind. (She's also a mummy-of-3, chocoholic and Opraholic!)