Wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista recently revealed that his next project will be a sequel to his 2020 family comedy My Spy , and promised that it will begin filming this month. Prime Video has now announced that production on My Spy: The Eternal City will begin soon, adding Anna Faris (Overboard, Mom), Craig Robinson (This Is the End, Morris From America) and Flula Borg (The Suicide Squad, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin) as the cast.
This talented trio of comedic actors joins the returning My Spy cast which includes Chloe Coleman (Avatar: The Way of Water, Marry Me), Kristen Schaal (What We Do in the Shadows, Bob’s Burgers) and Ken Jeong (Tom & Jerry, The Hangovers). It is not yet known what role these new players will play.
The first My Spy was about “A tough CIA spy [who] finds himself at the mercy of a 9-year-old little girl, after being sent undercover to watch over his family.” Coleman plays the little girl, Sophie, while Bautista, of course, plays CIA agent, JJ. My Spy: The Eternal City will reportedly follow the backdrop of Sophie, now a teenager, who persuades JJ to accompany her on a school trip to Italy. Of course, the trip doesn’t go as planned, and JJ and Sophie find themselves forced to stop an international terrorist plot targeting Sophie’s best friend Colin and her father… who just happens to be CIA head David Kim (Jeong).
My Spy was originally meant to be released in theaters before the pandemic; however, Amazon picked it up for streaming, where, according to entertainment data analysis firm Screen Engine, it became the most-viewed subscription film of 2020. A sequel will also be produced by Amazon Studios.
My Spy: The Eternal City will be directed by Peter Segal (Grudge Match, Get Smart), with a script by Jon and Erich Hoeber (The Meg, Battleship). The film will also star Billy Barratt (Invasion, Blinded by the Light), Taeho K (The Mandalorian, Colony) and, reprising their roles from the previous My Spy films, Nicola Correia-Damude (Resident Alien, The Boys), Noah Dalton Danby (Titans, Shadowhunters) and Devere Rogers (Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul, Will & Grace).