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Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively Join Paul Feig’s Thriller ‘A SIMPLE FAVOR’

June 20, 2017

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are in negotiations to lead director Paul Feig’s upcoming film A SIMPLE FAVOR for Lionsgate.

Based on the novel by Darcey Bell that was published in March, A Simple Favor is described as an emotional rollercoaster in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. It revolves around a single mother and mommy blogger named Stephanie whose best friend, a Manhattan PR exec named Emily, vanishes without a trace.

Feig will both direct and adapt the novel Ito a script and will produce alongside Jessie Henderson under their Feigco Entertainment banner.

Production is set to begin in August.


Kendrick will be seen in the anticipated threequel Pitch Perfect 3. Lively will star next in CBS Films’ The Husband’s Secret adaption, and will play a blind woman opposite Jason Clarke in All I See Is You.

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