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By Sheryl Oh
The article Paul Feig Takes a Break From Comedy for ‘A Simple Favor’ appeared first on Film School Rejects. »
- Sheryl Oh
Simon Brew Jun 21, 2017
Paul Feig's new film will be an adaptation of the book A Simple Favor.
Paul Feig has chosen his new movie as director, and he’s taking on a thriller for the first time. He’s going to be making A Simple Favor, an adaptation of Darcey Bell’s novel of the same name, that Jessixa Sharzer has penned the script for.
Feig had been set to direct Late Night, a comedy with Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson. However, with A Simple Favor set to start production in Canada this August, that’s presented a scheduling clash. Lionsgate is set to distribute A Simple Favor.
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Paul Feig has been working in comedy for more than twenty years. Now the man behind Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids, and the criminally underseen Melissa McCarthy film Spy is jumping genres – he’ll next direct a murder mystery called A Simple Favor that currently has Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) and Blake Lively (The Shallows) in talks to […]
- Ben Pearson
Pitch Perfect 3 is coming later this year, and we got a first look at footage earlier this week, reminding us about our favorite Bellas. We may only have a few details so far, but we do know much of the cast. Anna Kendrick is reprising her role as Beca, and she's not the only one who is set to return. Keep scrolling to see everyone who is signed on for the film (including the latest addition, DJ Khaled!), and check back as we update with more. RelatedPitch Perfect 3: The Barden Bellas Reunite for Some Behind-the-Scenes Snaps »
- Maggie Pehanick
The Barden Bellas are coming back for another round when Pitch Perfect 3 hits theaters this December, but we're also just looking forward to seeing all the stars reunite. Even though Skylar Astin and Ben Platt won't be making an appearance this time around - the latter is a little busy making audiences cry on Broadway - there is one friendship we can't wait to see more of: Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow's. Not only do the ladies play best friends onscreen, but their offscreen moments are just as sweet. Whether they're goofing off on set or laughing it up on the red carpet together, it's clear these two are best pitches. »
- Kelsie Gibson
xXx: Return of Xander Cage: Vin Diesel said back in January that he was asked to consider making another installment in the xXx action-thriller series. Now comes word that a production deal has been signed for a sequel. Last week director D.J. Caruso said meetings would be held this week, adding: "Honing in on story and start dates." As to the cast, he said: "All coming back." [Variety/Twitter] A Simple Favor: Anna Kendrick (The Accountant, above) and Blake Lively are in talks to star in A Simple Favor, a thriller that will be directed by Paul Feig (Ghostbusters). It's based on a novel by Darcey Bell about a mommy blogger in a small town whose glamorous best friend suddenly disappears. The aim is to start production in August. [The...
- Peter Martin
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively may be teaming up for a murder mystery. Deadline reports that the actresses are in talks to star in “A Simple Favor,” a project being set up at Lionsgate. Paul Feig has signed on to write and direct the film.
Based on Darcey Bell’s 2017 novel of the same name, “A Simple Favor” centers on a mommy blogger whose best friend suddenly disappears. The book has earned comparisons to two other page-turners that went on to receive big screen adaptations, Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” and Paula Hawkins’ “The Girl on the Train.”
The project is expected to shoot this August in Toronto.
Kendrick will next be seen in the third installment of the “Pitch Perfect” aca-franchise. Directed by Trish Sie, “Pitch Perfect 3” is set to bow December 22. Lively’s newest film, “All I See Is You,” hits theaters September 15. The “Gossip Girl” alumna plays a blind woman who regains her sight.
Lively has already signed on to star in another adaptation of a mystery novel, “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty’s “The Husband’s Secret.” “The Shallows” star will play a woman who discovers a shocking secret that her husband has been hiding for years.
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in Talks to Star in Paul Feig’s “A Simple Favor” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
xXx: Return of Xander Cage: Vin Diesel said back in January that he was asked to consider making another installment in the xXx action-thriller series. Now comes word that a production deal has been signed for a sequel. Last week director D.J. Caruso said meetings would be held this week, adding: "Honing in on story and start dates." As to the cast, he said: "All coming back." [Variety/Twitter] A Simple Favor: Anna Kendrick (The Accountant, above)...
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Paul Feig is doing A Simple Favor.
The adaptation of Darcey Bell's 2017 book, which centers on a mommy blogger whose best friend suddenly disappears from their small town, is being set up at Lionsgate. Feig and producing partner Jessie Henderson will produce though their FeigCo banner. Production is set to begin in August in Toronto.
The murder mystery was originally nabbed by Fox 2000 last year, as part of a two-book deal from HarperCollins. »
- Ashley Lee
It looks like Paul Feig is dusting himself off and getting back down to business following the failure of Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot, with Deadline reporting that he has signed on to direct the thriller A Simple Favor, which has Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in talks to star.
The project is being set up at Lionsgate and is based on a book by Darcey Bell; described as a murder mystery, it follows a mommy blogger in a small town and her best friend who suddenly vanishes. Production is slated to begin in Toronto this August.
- Gary Collinson
Paul Feig hasn’t had the easiest year. After a string of comedy hits—”Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” “Spy“—the director went blockbuster with “Ghostbusters,” and immediately faced backlash from hardcore fans who feared that women might ruin their precious childhood memories. It didn’t help that the final result didn’t get the best reviews either, nor that Dan Aykroyd publicly slammed the movie.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Updated with more info at 7:12 Pm: Paul Feig is on board for the thriller A Simple Favor which Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are in talks to star in. The project is in the process of being set up at Lionsgate, we’re told. Feig will be directing from his adaptation with the project slated to start shooting in August in Toronto. A Simple Favor is being produced by Feig and his producing partner, Jessie Henderson; the Lionsgate execs who will oversee the project once the… »
After many years working within the realm of comedy, it seems that Paul Feig is ready to tackle something a little different. Per The Tracking Board, the Ghostbusters director has signed on to direct A Simple Favor in which Blake Lively (The Shallows) and Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) are reportedly in talks to star. Based upon the novel of the same name by Darcey Bell, the thriller... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The cast of “Pitch Perfect 3”: Instagram
“Pitch Perfect 3” doesn’t hit theaters for another six months, but the comedy’s new teaser promises it’ll be well worth the wait. The spot features behind-the-scenes footage from the third installment of the aca-awesome franchise and commentary from director Trish Sie (“Step Up All In”).
“We’re taking you on a global tour with the Bellas,” Sie explains. The Bellas don camouflage and sailor outfits, Beca (Anna Kendrick) jumps from a ship for a late-night swim, and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) helps train attack dogs. So, it seems safe to assume “Pitch Perfect 3” will see the kick-ass a cappella crew performing at army and navy bases — perhaps on a Uso tour?
The franchise’s previous film, 2015’s “Pitch Perfect 2,” was directed by star Elizabeth Banks. It earned $184 million at the domestic box office, becoming the third highest-grossing live-action film from a female director.
Out December 22, “Pitch Perfect 3” stars franchise mainstays Kendrick, Wilson, Banks, John Michael Higgins, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, and Hailee Steinfeld. Newcomers like Ruby Rose, John Lithgow, and DJ Khaled also co-star.
Teaser Watch: The Bellas Are on Tour in Behind-the-Scenes Look at “Pitch Perfect 3” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
The Bellas are back in business. After a two-year hiatus, the Pitch Perfect franchise is making headlines once again thanks to a newly released teaser trailer for the third installment. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld have all picked up the mic once again to hit their notes as members of cinema's coolest a cappella girl group. While they may sing in perfect harmony, it seems the Barden Bellas' newest chapter won't be so seamless—at least, according to this preview. During the two and a half minutes of footage, we get glimpses of the stars behind the scenes as they shoot during the wee hours of the morning, don their black tie best and even »
The Bellas are back in the first teaser trailer for “Pitch Perfect 3,” which doesn’t open until December. “We’re taking you on a global tour with the Bellas!” director Trish Sie says in the teaser while offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the filming of the third film in the hit franchise. DJ Khaled makes an appearance among franchise regulars Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Hailee Steinfeld. The film also stars Ruby Rose, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee and Kelley Jakle. See Video: Rebel Wilson Celebrates Birthday Fending off Angry Dogs on ' »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Filming on Pitch Perfect 3 has officially wrapped, and Universal Pictures have just released a wrap reel to celebrate the end of photography. We’re expecting a surprise later today -maybe a trailer – but for now we’ve been treated to a video of the girls enjoying shooting the third film in the very popular comedy/ musical franchise.
Trish Sie is directing this time around, with the likes of Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins all returning for some more fun, along with newcomers to the series John Lithgow (who will also be seen in this year’s Daddy’s Home 2) and DJ Khaled.
Watch the promo reel below. We’ll be sure to bring you that ‘surprise’ later today when it is thrown our way.
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- Paul Heath
Generally, when a movie studio is trying to promote an upcoming film, it doesn’t make a big show of how much fun everybody had while making the movie. They’ll usually release what’s called a “trailer,” which is basically a series of clips from the movie without any context. Pitch Perfect 3, on the other hand, is a different beast. Apparently, everybody really did have a ton of fun making it, so you can’t capture the Pitch Perfect 3 experience in a two-minute montage of funny moments and good tunes. Instead of a normal trailer, then, Pitch Perfect 3 has received a teaser teaser that features no actual footage from the movie but does have several minutes of Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, John Lithgow, and every other aca-person who worked on this movie having a blast and posting funny pics on Instagram.
A real trailer is presumably »
- Sam Barsanti
Six months after Pitch Perfect 3 started production, filming has finally wrapped on the sequel, with the franchise's official Twitter and YouTube channels sending out a special "wrap reel" to commemorate the production. There will also be a "special announcement" coming on Monday, June 19, but it isn't known if this will be the first trailer or not. While we wait for that announcement, this wrap reel features plenty of behind-the-scenes footage with the cast, as director Trish Sie gives fans a behind-the-scenes sneak peek.
This wrap reel debuted on the Pitch Perfect YouTube channel, featuring stars Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, with the director Trish Sie revealing that this sequel will take fans on a "global tour" with the Bellas. There is also footage of one of the stars jumping from a boat into a tank of water. There is also a scene with Rebel Wilson getting attacked by dogs, with »
The Barden Bellas are back, and they're better than ever in the third installment of the Pitch Perfect franchise. Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson both reprise their roles as Beca Mitchell and Patricia "Fat Amy" in what looks like a bona fide thrill ride. In the two-minute trailer, we see Fat Amy (Wilson) getting attacked by police dogs and later partying it up with DJ Khaled. It's safe to say we missed these girls! Watch the full, explosive trailer above, then check out four things we definitely know about the movie so far. »
- Terry Carter
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