Easy A sequel might be finally in the works. Aly Michalka, who starred as Rhiannon in the film, told E! News “there are talks that there might be a sequel.” She says the reports are “semi-real,” but with a catch.
“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,” Michalka said.
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.
By the sounds of it, the sequel would be closer to a 2020s interpretation of the original story rather than a continuation from where Olive Penderghast left off. We may not be seeing Stone dance across our screens singing ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’ anytime soon but all of us are excited nonetheless.
A report from Variety in 2019 said Bert Royal, who wrote the script for the original was working on a “spinoff” movie, but it was still in the early development stage. At the time, sources told the publication that “the forthcoming instalment will focus on a new group of students and teachers.”
Stone’s role in Easy A earned the actress her first Golden Globe nomination in 2011. 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 it’s difficult to picture future Easy A projects without Stone’s natural comedic talent but Royal’s clever writing and quick-witted dialogue have the potential to recreate the charm that made the first film so successful.