Feb 22, 2023
Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman & More Returning For ‘My Spy’ Sequel At Prime Video; Anna Faris, Craig Robinson & Flula Borg Among New Additions
Prime Video has secured the return of Dave Bautista (Knock at the Cabin), Chloe Coleman (Avatar: The Way of Water), Kristen Schaal (What We Do in the Shadows), Ken Jeong (The Afterparty) and others for their My Spy sequel, My Spy: The Eternal City. Among the new additions to the ensemble in the second installment are Anna Faris (Mom), Craig Robinson (The Office) and Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin).
An action-comedy from STXfilms that Prime Video picked up for release amidst the theatrical shutdown of the Covid pandemic, My Spy told the story of JJ (Bautista), a hardened CIA operative who found himself at the mercy of precocious nine-year-old Sophie (Coleman), after being sent undercover to surveil her family. Schaal played JJ’s tech specialist colleague Bobbi, with Jeong as his boss, David.
The film written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber and directed by Peter Segal broke out as one of the major unexpected successes of 2020, as the third most-watched film on SVOD according to ScreenEngine, following Disney+’s Hamilton and Prime Video’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
In the sequel from Amazon Studios, a now teenage Sophie convinces JJ to chaperone her school choir trip to Italy where they both unwittingly end up pawns in an international terrorist plot targeting CIA Chief, David Kim and his son, Collin — who also happens to be Sophie’s best friend. The STXfilms/Madison Wells Studio production will also have Nicola Correia-Damude (The Boys), Noah Dalton Danby (Titans) and Devere Rogers (Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.) reprising their roles, with Billy Barratt (Invasion) and Taeho K (Colony) coming aboard for new ones.
Segal is returning to direct from a script by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, on which he himself has done the most recent revision, having also penned the original story. Producers include Chris Bender and Jake Weiner for Good Fear Content, Bautista and Jonathan Meisner for Dogbone Entertainment, Segal, Robert Simonds, and Gigi Pritzker for Madison Wells. Jon and Erich Hoeber will exec produce alongside Adam Fogelson, Sam Brown, and Madison Wells’ Rachel Shane. The Amazon Original Movie going into production this month will be available to stream on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.