A sequel is a type of work that continues the story of or expands upon, some earlier work.
What is the information related to Aly Michalka on the Easy Sequel?
More than 10 years after the movie “Easy A” came out, a sequel may finally be in the works. Aly Michalka is an actress in a movie. She says she has heard that there might be a sequel, but it’s not real yet. “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. That means that fans of the movie probably won’t see Emma Stone and Penn Badgley return to their roles as Olive Penderghast and Woodchuck Todd.
Is it an Adaption of a book?
“Easy A” is an adaption of the classic book “The Scarlet Letter.” The movie follows a clean-cut teen who lies about losing her virginity to her best friend and deals with the aftermath of the rumor spreading across her high school.
In 2019, Bert Royal wrote the script for a “spinoff” movie. At that time, sources told Variety that it will focus on a new group of students and teachers. Emma Stone’s role in “Easy A” earned the actress her first Golden Globe nomination in 2011.
In 2010, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, and Aly Michalka put a modern twist on the famed novel The Scarlet Letter with the movie Easy A. And while Nathaniel Hawthorne never wrote a sequel to his 1850 book, Aly exclusively tells E! News, “There are talks that there might be a sequel.”
And no, this isn’t just a rumor. The “Potential Breakup Song” singer says, “That actually is semi-real,” with the small caveat that it wouldn’t necessarily follow Olive (Emma) and Todd (Penn). She shares, “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.”
If that doesn’t come to fruition, fans of the raunchy teen rom-com will be surprised to learn there’s an unreleased R-rated version of the film out there. Described by Aly as “very raunchy,” she thinks it makes sense that the filmmakers chose to go for a more family-friendly experience. “I think it probably made it more successful to not be an R-rated movie,” Aly reflects, even though she thinks the original version was “great.”
What does Aly Michalka say?
A.J. herself is a fan of the movie, saying it’s “one of my favorite parts Aly’s ever played.”
“I remember really enjoying being on the set of because A, I liked the people a lot. Like all the cast was really fun,” A.J. continues. “And B, I also liked seeing Aly exercise her comedy chops as much as she was able to in that movie, which you hadn’t fully done yet in a film.”
Surprisingly enough, the sisters aren’t as enthusiastic about their Disney Channel Original Movie Cow Belles. They somewhat cringed when a sequel was brought up, with Aly saying they don’t see themselves returning to those characters, like ever.
As A.J. puts it, “People have asked, we said yes and I think we were trying to be like, coy and sweet about it. But now I’m like, no. I’d rather just go make a great movie together playing sisters that has nothing to do with a dairy farm.” “I think Disney has plenty of content for Disney+ at the moment that they’re not probably desperate for a sequel of Cow Belles. I don’t think it’s in the cards,” Aly adds.
A.J., the youngest of the two, says at this point in their career, they’re not interested in repeating history. “Everything’s moving forward music, acting, all of it just has to move forward,” she explains. “We can’t look back.”
So what does the future hold for the starlets? Well, the sisters intend to perform their latest album A Touch of the Beat on a 2022 tour through America and Europe, in addition to their upcoming Lollapalooza Set.
What is other information related to it?
Aly Michalka has teased that the ‘Easy A’ sequel is “semi-real”. The 32-year-old star portrayed Rhiannon Abernathy in the 2010 teen rom-com alongside Emma Stone (Olive Penderghast) and Penn Badgley (Todd).
And the Aly & AJ singer has hinted that the second movie would be more of a “retelling” with a handful of appearances from the original cast. The ‘Potential Breakup Song’ hitmaker told E! News: “There are talks that there might be a sequel. That actually is semi-real.”
However, the actress went on to explain how the film would be “kind of like a new retelling but you’d see some of the characters from the original come back into the story.” The original flick starred Emma as high school student Olive who takes on the unwarranted reputation as a “school tramp” after she lies about losing her virginity to a college guy.
And in 2019, it was reported that Screen Gems had recruited original screenwriter Bert Royal to create another movie. The film was said to be in “early development” at the time, as Royal was still in the process of writing the screenplay but it was claimed that it will still be set at the same school with a new group of teens and teachers.
What is the Budget of the movie?
The original film was a financial success earning $75 million worldwide from an $8 million production budget. Despite the success of the film, ‘La La Land’ actress Emma previously admitted that she’s never actually seen the movie all the way through as she found it hard to watch herself on screen “for that long”.