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Dave Bautista’s ‘My Spy’ Gets Sequel at Amazon with Anna Faris Among Cast



Dave Bautista is getting back into the spy business, with a sequel to the 2020 action-comedy My Spy set Amazon.

My Spy: The Eternal City is casting up as it heads towards a production start date this month and has added Anna Faris, Craig Robinson and Flula Borg to the franchise. Billy Barratt, Taeho K, Nicola Correia-Damude, Noah Dalton Danby and Devere Rogers are also joining this time around. Returning stars include Bautista as CIA operative JJ, Chloe Coleman, Kristen Schaal and Ken Jeong.

Pete Segal once again directs, with the film finding a now teenage Sophie (Coleman) enlisting JJ to chaperone her school’s choir trip to Italy, where they become embroiled in an international terrorist plot.

STX released the first film, which while a bomb at the box office, found its legs on Amazon Prime, with the service ScreenEngine reporting it was the third most watched SVOD of 2020. It centered on Bautista’s JJ, who was tasked with monitoring Sophie and her widowed mother (Parisa Fitz-Henley), who was on the run from her international terrorist brother-in-law (Greg Bryk). After Sophie discovers JJ is a spy, she forces him to ply his spycraft to her benefit.

Producers on the new installment Chris Bender and Jake Weiner via Good Fear Content. Bautista and Jonathan Meisner will also produce via Dogbone Entertainment, with Segal, Robert Simonds and Gigi Pritzker producing via Madison Wells. The film is based on a story by Segal, with Jon and Erich Hoeber penning the script and Segel revising it.

“We were so delighted with the success of My Spy. It is an absolute privilege to reunite with Pete Segal, Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, and the rest of the talented cast and filmmakers–along with some very exciting additions,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon and MGM Studios.

Added Segal: “Having Anna, Craig, and Flula join our amazing cast is like a kiss from the comedy Gods.”

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