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‘A Simple Favor 2’: Everything We Know About the Anna Kendrick & Blake Lively Sequel

Emily is getting married to a rich businessman in Italy, and Stephanie is tagging along for another dramatic ride with her 'best friend.'

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Grab that gin martini because A Simple Favor 2 is officially underway. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are reprising their roles as Stephanie and Emily, respectively. The last time we saw them was in 2018’s A Simple Favor, which ended with Emily’s imprisonment and Stephanie’s new life as a part-time detective and a successful vlog host.

Hollywood Life has rounded up everything you need to know about the upcoming sequel, from plot details to cast information.

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What Is the Plot of ‘A Simple Favor 2’?

According to Deadline, the sequel sees Stephanie and Emily travel to another country for more mayhem.

“In part 2, we 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,” the outlet reported in April 2024. “Along with the 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.”

The sequel was announced in May 2022, but Amazon MGM Studio didn’t green light the film until March 2024.

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‘A Simple Favor 2′ Release Date’

Filming for the sequel reportedly begins in the spring of 2024. It is not currently clear when it will reach theaters, but Amazon Prime is planning a streaming release in more than 200 countries.

Who Is in the ‘A Simple Favor’ Sequel Cast?

In addition to Anna and Blake, original cast member Henry Golding is set to reprise his role as Emily’s first husband, Sean Townsend, and Andrew Rannells as Darren. The returning cast also includes Bashir Salahuddin, Joshua Satine, Ian Ho and Kelly McCormack.

What Have Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively Said About the Sequel?

After the sequel was confirmed in May 2022, Anna expressed her excitement to rejoin the mysterious world between Stephanie and Emily.

“I can’t wait to revisit the hilarious, deeply dark inner world of Stephanie Smothers, and reunite Stephanie and Emily under the watchful and stylish eye of the glorious [director] Paul Feig,” Anna told Entertainment Weekly at the time.

What Happened at the End of ‘A Simple Favor’?

At the end of the original 2018 movie, Stephanie and Emily joined forces to take down Sean because of his relationship with both of them. He is arrested as a result, but Stephanie changed her mind, and she and Sean staged a fake argument to frame Emily. Emily, though, anticipated the ruse and disabled their microphones, shooting Sean in the shoulder. Upon turning against Stephanie, Stephanie revealed that she had been live-streaming the entire moment. Emily attempted to run but police take her into custody.

Emily was sentenced to 20 years in prison, where she seamlessly “adjust[s] to prison life,” the film indicated. Sean released his next book, which became a hit, and Stephanie ended up dating a man from the city. She also began a part-time gig as a private detective while her vlog became a TV show.