According to Tracking Board, the Ghostbusters director, Paul Feig will be moving away from comedy into something more intense called A Simple Favor.
A Simple Favor has a simple synopsis released so far:
A single mother’s life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes. HarperCollins published the book in March, and described it as being in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.
Production is scheduled to begin in August. Blake Lively is just coming off her horror thriller, The Shallows while Anna Kendrick has done some lighter projects recently. Kendrick is probably best known for her roles in Pitch Perfect 1 and 2 as well as her debut in Twilight. This will be an interesting shift for her. On a personal note, I’m a big fan of Anna Kendrick so I look forward to seeing what she does in this type of film.
Feig is just coming off his stint with the Ghostbusters reboot, which was seen by many as a failure. For more than a decade, he’s directed comedies so this will be a big step from his comfort zone. Perhaps a change in tone and scenery will create something special. What do you think? Are you looking forward to A Simple Favor?
In the meantime, here is the talented Anna Kendrick singing: