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Anna Kendrick’s Stephanie goes searching for her missing friend Emily (Blake Lively) in the new trailer for A Simple Favor, released Friday.
The Paul Feig-directed film is based on Darcey Bell’s mystery novel of the same name. The film stars Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Henry Golding, Ian Ho, Joshua Satine, Linda Cardellini and Eric Johnson.
A Simple Favor follows suburban moms Emily and Stephanie, who create an unsuspecting bond when their sons become friends. Emily asks Stephanie to pick up her son from school before Emily suddenly goes missing. Following the disappearance of her friend, mommy blogger Stephanie makes it her mission to learn the truth about Emily’s whereabouts.
“A few weeks ago I met Emily. This wonderful, elegant person,” Stephanie explains in the opening of the trailer. The women meet while picking up their sons from school. They soon begin to have drinking dates that lead into an unlikely friendship.
When Stephanie takes a photo of Emily in a park, Emily immediately tells her to erase it. “I guess I’m not the kind of person you’re normally friends with,” says Stephanie. “Oh, you do not want to be friends with me. Trust me,” responds Emily.
Following Emily’s disappearance, Stephanie begins to investigate the life of her glamorous pal. “You go poking around in her past, you’re gonna find something that is terrifying,” warns Cardellini’s character. “She was not a normal person like you or me. I’d never seen such a beautiful girl want to be so invisible.”
The trailer includes revelations like Emily’s son claiming he has seen his mother and her husband Sean (Golding) getting arrested after taking out a $4 million life insurance policy before her disappearance.
“People do terrible things for their own reasons,” states Emily before the conclusion of the trailer.
A Simple Favor hits theaters on September 14. Watch the full trailer above.
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