Aly Michalka reveals that a potential sequel of the 2010 teen comedy, Easy A, is in the works, but won’t follow characters seen in the original.
Over 10 years ago, Will Gluck’s teen comedy, Easy A, hit theaters to massive success—and according to singer/actress Aly Michalka—it just might have an upcoming sequel in the works. The film was partially inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 novel, The Scarlet Letter. Easy A stars Emma Stone in the lead role alongside an A-lister cast from the likes of Stanley Tucci, Amanda Bynes, Lisa Kudrow, and others.
Easy A was released in 2010 as a sort of twisted love letter to high school. Soaked in some deliciously ironic humor and set to Natasha Bedingfield’s, “Pocketful of Sunshine,” the film was praised for being a hilarious (and sometimes, painfully accurate) representation of teenage drama. It didn’t shy away from tackling heavy subjects like friendship, sexuality, and truth. Stone plays Olive Penderghast, a 17-year-old girl living in Ojai, California. Throughout the course of the movie, Olive speaks into a webcam as she unravels the story of how she became the (fake) school tramp. Michalka plays Rhiannon, Olive’s best friend and confidant. However, their friendship quickly becomes strained when Olive’s promiscuous reputation supersedes her honesty.
In an interview with E! News and her sister, A.J. Michalka, Aly revealed that a potential Easy A sequel is in the works. The sisters, who first rose to fame after starring in Disney Channel Original movies like Cow Belles and Now You See It in the early 2000s, are already anticipating a big reaction from fans of the first Easy A film. A.J. said her statements “might cause a whole thing,” and joked, “Aly said it!” Read what Aly said when asked about the legitimacy of the rumored sequel below:
“That actually is semi real. It would be kind of like a new retelling but you’d see some of the characters from the original come back into the story.”
According to a report published in 2019, an Easy A spinoff was already in the works from the film’s original screenwriter, Bert V. Royal. Screen Gems was getting set to produce, and would see Royal returning as both screenwriter and director. While the movie was allegedly early in development, it was reported that the film’s setting would see a return to the same school as its 2010 predecessor. Whether or not this project is the same Easy A sequel Michalka referred to in the recent interview remains unknown. But regardless, after the first movie earned $75 million worldwide, an Easy A sequel is probably a safe bet for a big box office score.
Since her career took off after starring in the 2017 Oscar-nominated film, La La Land, any sort of sequel would likely not see Stone return as Olive Penderghast. While its difficult to picture future Easy A projects without Stone’s natural comedic talent, Royal’s clever writing and quick-witted dialogue has the potential to recreate the charm that made the first film so successful. Any further details surrounding the possibility of a follow-up film currently remain unknown. But for now, fans can petition for the release of Easy A‘s R-rated cut, described by Aly herself as being—unsurprisingly—“very raunchy.”
Source: E! News
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