What happened to Emily? Anna Kendrick stars in A Simple Favour as Stephanie, a woman desperately looking for her now mysteriously disappeared friend Emily.
Today Lionsgate Films has released the first teaser Trailer for Paul Feig’s modern take on film noir. The trailer teases questions about the film’s ‘gone girl’ Emily (Blake Lively). Does Stephanie really know her friend Emily as well as she thinks?
What will catch some of you by surprise is this film’s choice of director, Paul Feig. The same director who gave us the Female reboot of Ghostbusters, Bridesmaids, more known for making us laugh. This will be a change of direction and pace for Feig, one that takes him into Gone Girl Territory.
Like that film, A Simple Favour comes from a novel, this time from a Darcy Bell’s 2017 then unpublished book. Some might say Lionsgate’s faith in the quality of the book is a risk after A Girl On The Train. David Fincher’s Gone Girl proved the risk is sometimes worth it.
This looks mysterious, sexy, Paul Feig just may have successfully tipped his toe into the Noir territory. Check out the UK Trailer Teaser…
A SIMPLE FAVOUR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mummy blogger 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) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
A Simple Favour Will arrive in UK and Irish cinemas one week after U.S release, 21st September. The film also stars Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart and Rupert Friend.