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Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively to return for 'A Simple Favor' sequel

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Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively to return for 'A Simple Favor' sequel
Anna Kendrick arrives for the 61st annual Grammy Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10, 2019. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

May 11 (UPI) -- Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively will be returning to star in a sequel to A Simple Favor, Lionsgate and Amazon Studios has announced.

Filmmaker Paul Feig is also returning to direct, based off of a script by returning screenwriter Jessica Sharzer.

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A Simple Favor, a mystery-comedy film that was released in 2018, is based on the novel of the same name by Darcey Bell.

Kendrick starred as widowed single mother Stephanie who runs a parenting vlog. Stephanie becomes friends with Lively's Emily, who seems to have it all including a successful career and family.

Emily then goes missing, causing Stephanie to open her own investigation. Henry Golding also starred.

The film was a critical and commercial success having earned more than $97 million at the worldwide box office.

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