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Blake Lively Is A "Beautiful Ghost" In A Simple Favor Trailer

In the grand tradition of women, fictional and otherwise, purposely and dramatically blowing up their seemingly perfect lives, Blake Lively's character Emily in the upcoming film A Simple Favor suddenly disappears, leaving her husband, son, and new friend Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) reeling. As seen in the film's first full trailer, which arrived Friday morning, it's difficult to tell whether Emily was more indecipherable before or after her disappearance. All that's certain is that she's always been a "beautiful ghost," per her husband Sean (played by Crazy Rich Asians's Henry Golding), and that she owned at least three impeccably chic menswear-inspired suits, including one perfectly tailored tux that she pairs with wrist-length red leather gloves.

Before Emily Gone Girls herself, she befriends Stephanie, a mommy vlogger with a child in Emily's son's class. Though Emily invites Stephanie to her gorgeous home to sip on midday martinis and "trade confessions," she continues to keep her earnest new sidekick at arm's length, demanding that Stephanie delete a photo she took of Emily and advising her, "You do not wanna be friends with me. Trust me."

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Not long after that ominous warning, Emily calls Stephanie to ask her for the titular simple favor, at which point Stephanie and Sean discover that Emily is nowhere to be found. The search to figure out what happened to Emily leads Stephanie to cover the town in "Have You Seen Me?" posters, discover that Sean may have taken out a $4 million life insurance policy on his wife before she vanished, and travel to a "Bible Camp" to meet with an artist (Linda Cardellini) who once painted a portrait of Emily in a Jessica Rabbit-esque red wig and matching red leather boots. "She is not a normal person like you or me. I've never seen such a beautiful girl wanna be so invisible," Cardellini's character intones. So, yeah: a beautiful ghost.

A Simple Favor hits theaters September 14. Watch the full trailer below.

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