It was last October that actor Dave Bautista was tapped for an STXfilms starring vehicle – unnamed at the time but reported as bearing franchise potential. The status of that mystery project remained so even right when scribes John and Erich Hoeber were tapped to pen the script back in April.
As of this week, it’s a mystery no more with word exclusively from The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit as of Monday for family action comedy pic, My Spy. Grudge Match and upcoming Second Act helmer Peter Seagal is directing the new film with Bautista producing next to Jonathan Meisner and Chris Bender.
‘My Spy’ will tell the story of a hardened CIA operative (Bautista) who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family.
According to the report, My Spy is but one of several projects on which the studio is partnering with the likes of Bautista, and actors Jason Statham and Norman Reedus to create ground-up characters for further posterity.
The recurring MCU franchise headliner recently filmed Michael Dowse’s Stuber with actor Kumali Nanjiani and action star Iko Uwais. He is slated to appear soon in Scott Mann’s high-speed thriller, Final Score, and Yuen Woo-Ping’s Master Z: Ip Man Legacy, as well as Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station with Sylvester Stallone.
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