'A Simple Favour 2'- Cast, Release Date, Where to Watch, Everything We know so far of the Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick starrer Sequel

Published 05/25/2024, 9:05 PM EDT

The 2018 thriller drama, A Simple Favor hit theatres, raking in big bucks and scoring major points with critics. The flick was all about Stephanie, a widowed single mom and vlogger from Connecticut, as she digs into the mysterious disappearance of her BFF Emily played by Hollywood diva, Blake Lively, who seemed to have it all. Nonetheless, six years later, the story further advances. 

As a welcome surprise for fans, the movie is coming back for a sequel now, and here's everything fans need to know about its return. 

Who stars in the A Simple Favor sequel ?


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Three leading characters played by Hollywood veterans will be reprising their role, taking center stage. These include Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding. Other similar faces joining the lead actors include Andrew Rannells as Stephanie's confidant Darren, Joshua Satine as her son Miles, Ian Ho as Emily and Sean's son Nicky, and Bashir Salahuddin as the investigative Detective Summerville. 

Additionally, Deadline reports that several new faces have been added to the mix, including Elena Sofia Ricci, Michele Morrone, Elizabeth Perkins, Alex Newell, Taylor Ortega, Lorenzo de Moor, and Aparna Nancherla, all of whom will play undisclosed roles in the film. Letting loose shy details, Blake Lively has thus returned for the sequel, as reported back in March.  

While the cast of the movie pretty much remains the same, the release date is something to ponder over.

When does A Simple Favor 2 release?

Back in the year 2022, the director of the first movie, Paul Fiege provided the initial inputs on the movie's revival, saying that plans have been in motion, however nothing could be made sure. Mother to a newborn, back then, the filming of the dark comic thriller, was further pushed back, keeping in mind Blake Lively’s health.

Thus, no official dates could be confirmed for long by the filmmakers until recently. The latest updates reveal the movie is set to wrap its filming by Tuesday this week with the release timeline set to 2025 after having been filming in Italy since April. 

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Following its anticipated release, there have quite some confusion on where exactly the movie is headed to. 

Where to watch it?


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The movie is currently aimed for an OTT release. Following the first movie’s significant success, filmmakers hold hopes high for its sequel. According to the latest reports by Variety, Amazon MGM Studios and Lionsgate have announced that their highly anticipated film will be skipping the big screen altogether and heading straight to streaming giant Prime Video. 

The filmmakers have been all tight-lipped about the movie's plot and build-up, however, their statements about the upcoming Blake Lively starrer have further amped up the anticipation of the sequel. This would be director Fiege’s first-ever sequel movie to any of his existing works. Adding further he said, the continuation of the story would have an “international flair” to it and whatever it is that they are planning, it is going to be great fun.


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