A sequel to the 2018 black comedy-thriller A Simple Favor is in the works at Amazon and Lionsgate, with both Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick set to reprise their roles.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Sharzer — who wrote the 2018 script — will return to write the sequel. Paul Feig will also return to direct the film after helming the original, and will also serve as a producer on the picture alongside Laura Fischer, with Sharzer on as an executive producer role as well.
The 2018 film — which was based on the 2017 book of the same name by Darcey Bell — told the story of a mommy vlogger (Kendrick) who tries to help solve the disappearance of her new mysterious and elegant friend (Lively), only to discover that things aren’t exactly as they seemed. Although both Lively and Kendrick will return, it’s unclear how they will address the ending of the film, which saw Lively’s Emily Nelson sentenced to 20 years in prison after it was revealed that she had been behind a murder.
The original film premiered in September of 2018, and was a moderate success at the box office, earning just over $97 million and debuting to strong reviews from both fans and critics alike.