Lionsgate released an official trailer for “A Simple Favor,” a mystery-thriller starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. The film is hitting theaters later this Fall but you can preview the project thanks to the early morning upload from the Studio.
Joining Kendrick and Lively on screen are Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart, and Rupert Friend. The film was directed by Paul Feig and centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding). The studio teased the film calling it a “stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge”.
The film is based on the novel written by Darcey Bell, the screenplay was written by Jessica Sharzer. You can watch the official trailer below, Lionsgate will release “A Simple Favor” in theaters on September 14, 2018.
“A Simple Favor” will have a lot of competition at the box-office on opening weekend. “Operation Finale” with Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Melanie Laurent, and Nick Kroll is opening that same day, along with “The Predator” reboot starring Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Boyd Holbrook, Jake Busey, Edward James Olmos, and Keegan-Michael Key.
A few other big releases in September that could split the box-office for “A Simple Favor” include Jennifer Garner’s “Peppermint;” Johnny Depp’s “City of Lies;” Warner Bros. Pictures’ horror-thriller “The Nun;” Universal Pictures’ family-thriller “The House With A Clock In Its Walls; Amazon’s “Life Itself” with Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, and Annette Bening; and the animated-comedy “Smallfoot” from Warner Bros. Pictures. Any of these film could have a surprising run at the box-office, and bury “A Simple Favor” during the busy month. Then again, “A Simple Favor” could be the one that surprises us with a hot-streak following its opening weekend, which wouldn’t be a first for Lively or Kendrick.