Dave Bautista Returning For ‘My Spy: The Eternal City’; Anna Faris And Craig Robinson Join Cast

2020’s My Spy will always hold a certain place in my brain as the final film I saw before COVID lockdown took hold. It actually was a pretty decent comedy, too, with Dave Bautista “doing the job” (that’s a wrestling term) by playing the sensitive tough-guy role that all wrestlers-turned-actors have to play eventually. With reviews for the film also solid, Amazon has set about on a sequel, My Spy: The Eternal City, with Bautista returning.

Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Kristen Schaal, and Ken Jeong will return for the My Spy sequel, while Anna Faris, Craig “Pizza Hut” Robinson, and Flula Borg join the cast. Billy Barratt, Taeho K, Nicola Correia-Damude, Noah Dalton Danby, and Devere Rogers are aboard, as well.

Peter Segal returns to direct from a script by Jon and Erich Hoeber that will see the story set in Rome where an international terrorist plot is uncovered.

My Spy saw its theatrical run cut short like so many films did during that time. It went to streaming where it led the charge as audiences got accustomed to the new ease of seeing major studio projects from home.

Bautista has been on a roll for a long time, and My Spy is definitely part of that hot streak. He and Coleman have real chemistry together, and I expect this sequel will be just as fun as the original. [THR]

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.