My Spy: Amazon Prime sets premiere date for Dave Bautista-led action comedy
Amazon Prime has officially set the premiere date for STX Films’ long-delayed action comedy film My Spy. Originally scheduled for a theatrical release last April, the Dave Bautista-led film will now be making its U.S. debut on Friday, June 26, exclusively on Prime Video.
Before theater chains around the world were forced to temporarily shut down to due the global pandemic, My Spy was able to premiere in Canada, U.K., Netherlands, Australia, Germany, South Korea. and Hong Kong.
My Spy 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.
The film stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as JJ Cena, Chloe Coleman (Big Little Lies) as Sophie Newtown, Kristen Schaal (BoJack Horseman) as Bobbi Ault, Ken Jeong (The Hangover film trilogy) as Kim Trang, and Parisa Fitz-Henley (Jessica Jones) as Kate Newtown.
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.