‘My Spy’: STX Dave Bautista Action Comedy Acquired By Amazon Studios For Streaming

EXCLUSIVE: With the recent shutdown of movie theaters due to COVID-19, the STX action family comedy My Spy, which was last scheduled for theatrical release on April 17, is heading to Amazon Prime. Amazon Studios picked up the Peter Segal-directed movie from STXFilms and MWM Studios for U.S. and key foreign territories. No streaming date has been set yet.

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.

Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the script. The pic also stars Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman and Ken Jeong. Producers are Chris Bender, Peter Segal, Jake Weiner, Robert Simonds, Gigi Pritzker, Dave Bautista and Jonathan Meisner.

Already, My Spy has played Canada prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in early March making around $200K. Overseas, the movie counts $4.4M with a bulk of that ($2.7M) from its release in Australia, as well as Mexico, UK, Croatia, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

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