'Fifty First Dates' Director Tackling Dave Bautista Action-Comedy for STX (Exclusive)
Peter Segal, the director of the Get Smart movie and films such as Fifty First Dates, has been tapped to helm My Spy, STXfilms’ action-comedy starring Dave Bautista.
The move keeps Segal in the fold of STXfilms, a division of Robert Simonds’ global media company STX Entertainment, as the filmmaker is already prepping Second Act, a comedy starring Jennifer Lopez, for a Nov. 21 release.
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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.
Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the script.
My Spy is part of a slate of STX projects that follow a “custom-created” model, which sees the company pairing with stars such as Bautista, Jason Statham and Norman Reedus, among others, in order to collaborate and develop from the ground up signature roles for the actors.
Bautista is producing Spy with Jonathan Meisner and Chris Bender.
Segal has a long-standing career helming comedies and action-comedies, with films ranging from Tommy Boy and Anger Management to The Longest Yard and Grudge Match. More recently, he directed episodes of TV’s Shameless and Survivor’s Remorse.
Segal is repped by Paradigm.
by Graeme McMillan