Blake Lively And Anna Kendrick Are In Talks To Star In A Film Made By The Director Behind 'Bridesmaids'

The actresses are reportedly in talks to star in a new thriller that sounds like a hybrid of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train.

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Take a sprinkle of Anna Kendrick's wit, deadpan delivery of one-liners, and ability to make even the most normal situation awkward.

Add a spoonful of Blake Lively's dramatic stares, contagious laugh and self-deprecating humour.

Finish with a slight dusting of film director Paul Feig, who is best known for directing the 2011 hit film Bridesmaids and the 2016 blockbuster Ghostbusters both starring comedic royalty Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.

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And what do you get? A Hollywood cinematographic phenomenon posed to beat any competition for box office sales, critical acclaim and awards.

Well, that's our prediction anyway given the news that actresses Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are reportedly in talks to star in Feig's upcoming thriller, A Simple Favour.

According to Deadline, the thriller is based on a book by American writer Darcey Bell, which is in the same vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, and details a mommy blogger in a small town who's best friend suddenly vainness.

Amazon describes the book as 'a remarkable tale of psychological suspense—a clever and twisting free-fall of a ride filled with betrayals and reversals, twists and turns, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge'.

The film will reportedly be produced by Feig's producing partner Jessie Henderson and will start shooting in August in Toronto - three months before the release date of Kendrick's Pitch Perfect 3 (22 December) and a month before Lively's All I See Is You is released (17 September).

The actresses haven't even confirmed they'll star in the film and we're already excited.

Watch this space.

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