Blake Lively is on a roll. The actress surprised everyone with her strong performance in The Age of Adaline, and made even more of an impact with The Shallows. Now, the Gossip Girl star is possibly heading into the world of Mommy Bloggers. Anna Kendrick might be in this thing too. Per Deadline:
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’s producing partner, Jessie Henderson; the Lionsgate execs who will oversee the project once the deal is done to transfer it over are Peter Kang, Jeyun Choi Munford, and Liya Gao.
A Simple Favor, which was brought into Fox 2000 in a pre-emptive deal a year ago, is about a mommy blogger in a small town and her best friend who suddenly vanishes. The murder mystery is based on book by Darcey Bell that sold as part of a two-book deal from HarperCollins.
Is the world of Mommy Blogging really like this? Are they really about that life? Why is Paul Feig directing this? He usually does comedies. I’m confused, but it sounds dope.