Dave Bautista comedy My Spy pushed to 2020
According to The Wrap, the Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049) family comedy My Spy has been moved from its initial August 23 release date to sometime next year for reasons currently unknown. Though, per the report, insiders claim STX Entertainment loves the movie and plan to announce a release date soon.
The film follows a hardened CIA operative (Bautista) who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl (Coleman), having been sent undercover to surveil her family. Bautista and Jonathan Meisner serve as producers on the film, and STXfilms’ SVP of production Drew Simon and director of development Kate Vorhoff will oversee production.
Jon and Erich Hoeber penned the script for the film, which is directed by Peter Segal (Get Smart, Fifty First Dates). The Hoeber brothers’ screenwriting credits include the Red action-franchise and Battleship, as well as the science fiction adventure, The Meg, starring Jason Statham and Ruby Rose.
My Spy is one of several projects STX is developing with Bautista, including the short-form action-comedy VR series from the company’s immersive content division, STXsurreal. The ambitious undertaking by STX to follow a custom-created model for their upcoming projects will help serve to create definitive roles for actors while also encouraging collaboration.