Amazon releases My Spy early online
James R | On 08, May 2020
Dave Bautista comedy My Spy is now available exclusively with Amazon Prime, just in time for the bank holiday weekend.
The Peter Segal-directed blockbuster follows JJ a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment, she uses her tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit.
Written by Jon and Erich Hoeber, the film co-stars Kristen Schaal and Ken Jeong and was released by STX in UK cinemas on 13th March – just days before the coronavirus pandemic led to cinemas closing across the country, while posters for the film continued to circulate on buses.
Last month, Amazon snapped up the exclusive streaming rights to the movie for the US – and, we can now confirm, in the UK too, with the film now available to stream for Amazon Prime members (£7.99 a month), or for those who have an Amazon Prime Video subscription (£5.99 a month). A 30-day free trial is available for new subscribers with either option.
Here’s the trailer: