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BWW Previews: Lionsgate Drops Full Trailer for A SIMPLE FAVOR, based on the novel by Darcey Bell

This past week, Lionsgate posted the full trailer for their upcoming thriller A SIMPLE FAVOR online, and it has since been popping up on social media and getting a lot of buzz. If you like psychological thrillers like Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, A Simple Favor will be your next obsession. All three movies were based on novels, and the genre is booming. Publishers can't get books into the hands of readers fast enough, and movie rights often sell before the titles even hit stores.

A Simple Favor was directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters 2016, Freaks and Geeks) and written by Jessica Sharzer (The L Word, American Horror Story, Nerve, Dirty Dancing 2017). It stars Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods, The Last 5 Years), Blake Lively (Gossip Girl, The Age of Adaline), and Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians).

A Simple Favor hits theaters September 14, 2018.

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HarperCollins will release a movie tie-in edition of the book on August 28th. For now, the original cover can still be picked up at stores everywhere!


BWW Previews: Lionsgate Drops Full Trailer for A SIMPLE FAVOR, based on the novel by Darcey Bell She's your best friend.
She knows all your secrets.
That's why she's so dangerous.
A single mother's life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

It starts with a simple favor-an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son Nicky after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together-just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time.

But Emily doesn't come back. She doesn't answer calls or return texts. Stephanie knows something is terribly wrong-Emily would never leave Nicky, no matter what the police say. Terrified, she reaches out to her blog readers for help. She also reaches out to Emily's husband, the handsome, reticent Sean, offering emotional support. It's the least she can do for her best friend. Then, she and Sean receive shocking news. Emily is dead. The nightmare of her disappearance is over.

Or is it? Because soon, Stephanie will begin to see that nothing-not friendship, love, or even an ordinary favor-is as simple as it seems.

A Simple Favor is 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. Darcey Bell masterfully ratchets up the tension in a taut, unsettling, and completely absorbing story that holds you in its grip until the final page.

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