Everybody goes to Hollywood, and Henry Golding's doing it for the second time round. After wrapping up as the lead in Jon M. Chu's Crazy Rich Asians — Golding's feature film debut — in late June, the Singapore-based actor and host (and, fun fact, former hairstylist) will start shooting A Simple Favour in Toronto from 14 August. The domestic noir thriller comes with some pretty bankable names in Hollywood: Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively also star, while Paul Feig — responsible for Bridesmaids, the Ghostbusters reboot and The Heat — will direct.
Set in a small town, the story centres on the disappearance of Emily (Lively), the best friend of mommy blogger Stephanie (Kendrick). Golding fills in the role of Sean, Emily's seemingly-perfect husband, as they seek out the truth. Based on a book by Darcey Bell published in March this year, the story's premise recalls that of Gone Girl and The Girl on The Train. The book's synopsis is a chiller: "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."
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