Dave Bautista’s ‘My Spy’ Heads To Amazon Prime, Will Skip Theatrical

The Dave Bautista comedy My Spy was the last movie I saw in theaters before the coronavirus shut everything down. It was interesting because under the circumstances I think it was nice to just have an easy, inoffensive comedy. The film has had its share of troubles finding a release date over the last year, so that when it got delayed once again due to the pandemic, most of us didn’t think much about it. Well, now we know it’s getting a release, but theatrical won’t be in the cards.

Deadline reports Amazon Prime has picked up the distribution rights to My Spy from STX Entertainment, who had already released it internationally back in January and the UK in March. Amazon’s domestic plan is to skip theatrical and go straight to streaming on Amazon Prime, but a date hasn’t been established. Add this to a growing number of theatrical films headed exclusively to digital, such as The Lovebirds, Artemis Fowl, and Trolls World Tour.

My Spy stars Bautista as a violent CIA spy who gets in over his head when his cover is blown by the 9-year-old girl he’s been assigned to shadow. The film is directed by Peter Segal and stars Chloe Coleman, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Ken Jeong.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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