Lionsgate has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming thriller A Simple Favor, starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.
According to the official synopsis, the film, directed by Paul Feig, revolves around Kendrick’s character, Stephanie, 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) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge”.
The cast also includes Henry Golding as Emily’s husband, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart, and Rupert Friend.
Scored by Saint Privat’s “Poisson rouge”, the trailer opens with Lively’s character, Emily, getting off a car on a rainy day and slowly walking towards Stephanie’s house, while holding a black umbrella to keep the raindrop away from her elegant suit. Stephanie is heard saying she considers Emily her best friend and describing her as a “wonderful, elegant person”, while Emily is heard saying “everybody has a dark side. I guess some of us are better are hiding it than others.” Other scenes featured in the trailer show police cars coming near a lake, Emily loading a gun after reading something from a piece of paper, and a car crushing into a parapet.
A Simple Favor is scheduled to open in theaters this fall, on September 14.