By: John M Jerva
I actually forgot about this film after I originally posted about it last year but we have new word on the Dave Bautista action-comedy My Spy which was originally set to hit on April 17th.
Word from Deadline says that the Bautista starring vehicle has been acquired by Amazon Studios for streaming on their Prime Video Service. The family film from STXfilms was helmed by Peter Segal and is rated PG-13.
Per Deadline: My Spy follows JJ a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment, she uses her tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit.
The film also stars Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman, Ken Jeong and Devere Rogers with a script penned by Jon and Erich Hoeber.
The film actually had a limited release in Canada and overseas before the COVID-19 outbreak and has massed $4.4 million before cinemas shut down.
My Spy joins a host of films that have made its way to streaming services as studios are looking for alternative ways to make money as the future of theaters is still uncertain. There is no new release date as of yet but keep it locked and loaded right here for more.