Anna Faris will Appear in ‘My Spy’ Sequel ‘The Eternal City’ Opposite Dave Bautista
Chloe Coleman, Kristen Schaal and Ken Jeong are returning from the original, while Craig Robinson and Flula Borg lead the new recruits.
Released in 2020, ‘My Spy’ represented a key stage in Dave Bautista’s career, particularly as a wrestler-turned-actor. Several of his tough guy antecedents had clocked in for a big-guy-cute-kid film, 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 those, ‘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 joining the ensemble.
What happened in ‘My Spy’
The first ‘My Spy’ –– which had been intended for theatrical release by STX Entertainment but was moved to Amazon when the pandemic closed cinemas –– starred Bautista as JJ, a CIA agent who is assigned on an undercover mission to surveil and potentially protect Kate (Parisa Fitz-Henley) and daughter Sophie (Chloe Coleman) when the former arms dealer partner of Kate’s dead husband suspects he may have smuggled the plans for a weapon back to his unsuspecting wife.
But while JJ and tech specialist Bobbi (Kristen Schaal) set up their operation in Kate and Sophie’s building, the precocious nine-year-old girl figures out exactly what JJ is up to and makes a deal –– if he’ll teach her spy craft, she won’t blow his cover.
JJ reluctantly agrees, and finds himself bonding with Sophie, and eventually falling for her mother, as the threats mount.
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What’s the story of ‘My Spy: The Eternal City’?
The follow-up concerns a now teenage Sophie convincing 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 (Ken Jeong) and his son, Collin –– who’s also Sophie’s best friend.
Schaal and Jeong are back for the new movie, while Nicola Correia-Damude, Noah Dalton Danby and Devere Rogers are all reprising their roles.
Faris, Billy Barratt, Taeho K, Borg and Robinson are new to the story, but Amazon has yet to reveal the roles they’ll play.
Pete Segal, who directed the first movie, is back behind the camera, having worked on the script alongside writing duo Jon and Erich Hoeber. The cameras will be rolling this month.
“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,” Amazon and MGM Studios head Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “With the sequel, our Prime Video customers are in store for another dynamic story, complete with twists, hilarious performances, and even a little romance."
Other Movies Similar to ‘My Spy: The Eternal City:’
- ‘Kindergarten Cop' (1990)
- ‘The Pacifier' (2005)
- 'Tooth Fairy' (2010)
- ‘The Game Plan' (2007)
- 'My Spy' (2020)