Heavily touted as a “darker side of director Paul Feig”, the new trailer for thriller A Simple Favor does take the filmmaker in a totally new direction - especially when compared to his last film, the underwhelming Ghostbusters.
Anna Kendrick stars as Stephanie, a small-town mommy blogger whose new friend Emily (Blake Lively) has just gone missing. A snippet from a phone conversation has Emily asking for a favor and suddenly the police are at Stephanie’s door looking for answers.
So what exactly happened? Where did Emily go? That’s what the cops are trying to find out - and while the stylish trailer won’t offer any clues, it was still unique, modern and somewhat sleazy montage of images, offering up a slight clue as to what we can expect from the novel by writer Darcey Bell.
Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Jean Smart, Rupert Friend and Linda Cardellini co-star in the murder mystery, which will invade theaters on September 14.