Peter Segal to direct Dave Bautista action-comedy My Spy
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Peter Segal (Get Smart, Fifty First Dates) has been tapped to take on the director’s mantle for Dave Bautista’s action-comedy My Spy. The director is already working with STXfilms on the comedy, Second Act, which will be released later this year.
The film will follow a hardened CIA operative (Bautista) who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family. Bautista and Jonathan Meisner will 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. The Hoeber brothers’ screenwriting credits include the Red action-franchise and Battleship, as well as the upcoming 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.
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