March 11th. That’s how long ago it was that I saw a movie in an actual theater. The last film I saw before the COVID-19 outbreak shut everything down? It was the family comedy My Spy, which has only now just been given a new release date by Amazon Prime.
My Spy will hit Amazon Prime on June 26th. The Dave Bautista comedy finds him paired up with young actress Chloe Coleman (Big Little Lies) in the story of a bruising, anti-social secret agent who gets more than he bargained for from the 9-year-old girl whose family he’s been assigned to surveil.
It’s been quite a journey for My Spy, as it was originally set to open in August 2019, only to be moved to get some distance from Bautista’s other comedy, Stuber. It was then set for January 2020, before then being shuffled to March, only to be moved to April, then pulled altogether as a result of the pandemic. Amazon then swooped in and picked up distribution, which may turn out to be for the best. It’s definitely a movie that will play well at home, and should appeal to kids and parents alike. Plus, who doesn’t like Bautista when he gets to show his goofy side? For stars such as him, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, and John Cena, these movies are a rite of passage.