Fans of 2018’s bizarre crime caper A Simple Favor now have news worth raising a martini to: the gang is about to reunite for A Simple Favor 2, an equally madcap sequel.

Here’s everything we know about the film:

Who’s returning from the original A Simple Favor cast?

On 27 March, it was confirmed that both Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick would be teaming up with the original thriller’s director, Paul Feig, for A Simple Favor 2. Filling out the ensemble? Almost all of the other major players from its predecessor, including Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Bashir Salahuddin, Joshua Satine, Ian Ho, and Kelly McCormack. Meanwhile, Nine Perfect Strangers’s Jessica Sharzer, who penned the first film, is back too, collaborating on the new screenplay with both Feig and Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island).

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What’s A Simple Favor 2 about?

Production on the glossy mystery—which is expected to be released on Amazon Prime Video—is due to kick off this spring, with the log line teasing that the follow-up will “see the return of Stephanie Smothers (Kendrick) and Emily Nelson (Lively) as they head to the beautiful island of Capri for Emily’s extravagant wedding to a rich Italian businessman. Along with the glamorous guests, expect murder and betrayal to RSVP for a wedding with more twists and turns than the road from the Marina Grande to the Capri town square.”

So Emily, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison the last time we saw her, is not only a free woman once again, but has had enough time to meet and secure a new husband? Well, this is, after all, the same cinematic universe in which characters fake their deaths, falsify their identities, and drown their long-lost twins so…maybe we shouldn’t be that surprised. Let’s just agree to sit back and enjoy the entirely improbable revelations, sun-soaked locations and extravagant costumes—preferably with a cocktail in hand.

When will A Simple Favor 2 be released?

Since production will begin in spring 2024, we’d estimate a 2025. However, nothing has been confirmed just yet.

This article first appeared on British Vogue.

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