To coincide with the UK release of A Simple Favour, which opens this weekend, we sat down with the film’s director Paul Feig about the film and his sidestep from comedy into thriller mode and his love of the genre. He also spoke about whether he sees Netflix as a good or bad thing for the film industry and his experiences making Ghostbusters back in 2016 and whether it has put him off “big budget” films altogether.
Also, hear stars Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively talk with Phoebe Winter about the film and working with Paul.
What happened to Emily?
A SIMPLE FAVOUR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mummy blogger 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 thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
A Simple Favour is released in UK cinemas on September 20th.