Anna Faris joins ‘My Spy’ Sequel

Anna Faris joins ‘My Spy’ Sequel

Anna Faris in ‘The Dictator,’ from Paramount Pictures.

Released in 2020, ‘My Spy’ represents a key stage in Dave Bautista’s career, especially as a wrestler turned actor. Some of his tough-guy antecedents have seen big boy-cute-man movies, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger with ‘Kindergarten Cop’, Vin Diesel in ‘The Pacifier’ and Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Tooth Fairy’ and ‘The Game Plan’.

But unlike most of them, ‘My Spy’ is actually getting a sequel, with casting now announced for ‘My Spy: The Eternal City’. Anna Faris, Craig Robinson and Flula Borg are among the new faces to join the ensemble.

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PG-131 hour 39 minutesJune 26, 2020

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What happened in ‘My Spy’

The first ‘My Spy’ –– which was intended for a theatrical release by STX Entertainment but moved to Amazon when the pandemic closed theaters –– starred Bautista as JJ, a CIA agent assigned on an undercover mission to monitor and potentially protect Kate (Parisa Fitz -Henley) and daughter Sophie (Chloe Coleman) when former arms dealer partner of Kate’s dead husband suspects he may have smuggled a weapons plot back to his unsuspecting wife.

But while JJ and tech specialist Bobbi (Kristen Schaal) begin their operation in Kate and Sophie’s building, the precocious nine-year-old girl finds out exactly what JJ is up to and makes a deal –– if she’s going to teach him the spy craft, he won’t. will unmask him.

JJ reluctantly agrees, and finds himself bonding with Sophie, and eventually falling in love with his mother, as the threats escalate.

Chloe Coleman and Dave Bautista in 2020's 'My Spy'.

(Left to Right) Chloe Coleman and Dave Bautista in 2020’s ‘My Spy’.

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How is the story of ‘My Spy: The Eternal City’?

The follow-up concerns Sophie who is now a teenager convincing JJ to accompany her school choir on a trip to Italy where they both unwittingly end up becoming pawns in an international terrorist plot targeting CIA head David Kim (Ken Jeong) and his son, Collin –– who also belongs to Sophie . friend.

Schaal and Jeong return for the new film, while Nicola Correia-Damude, Noah Dalton Danby, and Devere Rogers all reprise their roles.

Faris, Billy Barratt, Taeho K, Borg and Robinson are new to the story, but Amazon hasn’t revealed what roles they’ll be playing.

Pete Segal, who directed the first film, is back behind the camera, working on the script with writing duo Jon and Erich Hoeber. The cameras will be rolling this month.

“We are very pleased with the success of ‘My Spy.’ It is an absolute privilege to reunite with Pete Segal, Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, and their other talented cast and filmmakers – along with some very exciting additions,” said Amazon and MGM Studios head Jennifer Salke in a statement. “With this sequel, our Prime Video subscribers are ready for another dynamic story, complete with twists, hilarious looks, and even a bit of romance.”

Chloe Coleman, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Dave Bautista in 2020's 'My Spy'.

(Left to Right) Chloe Coleman, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Dave Bautista in 2020’s ‘My Spy’.

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