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Amazon Studios has picked up STX’s once theater-bound action comedy My Spy, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The movie, which was set to hit theaters domestically on April 17, hails from STXfilms and MWM Studios and had already begun rolling out overseas, including in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to the global shuttering of cinemas due to the novel coronavirus, My Spy had earned over $4 million at the international box office.
Amazon has exclusively picked up the film for the U.S. and key foreign territories. The streamer has yet to set a release date.
Peter Segal directed the pic, which stars Dave Bautista as a CIA agent outwitted by a 9-year-old girl, played by newcomer Chloe Coleman, whose family he’s been sent to surveil. Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Ken Jeong also star.
My Spy is the latest theater-bound studio film that has been shuffled to streaming due to indefinite nationwide theater closures, including the nation’s two largest chains, Regal and AMC. Netflix picked up the Paramount comedy The Lovebirds, which was pushed from its April 3 release date by the studio, while Disney announced it would forgo a theatrical release for the family adventure Artemis Fowl, instead opting to place it on the streaming platform Disney+.
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