Amazon announced Wednesday that they have purchased the rights of “My Spy” from STX and MWM for exclusive streaming on Amzon Prime in the United States and some foreign markets. 

The film was pulled from its original July 2019 scheduled release date, then pushed back to January 2020, and then due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak the film was pushed back again to March 2020, and then pushed back yet again to April 17, 2020 before being canceled for theatrical release in the United States. The film, however, was released on January 9 in Australia and March 13 in Great Britain. 

“My Spy” will launch on Amazon Prime Video after the theatrical release date of the action comedy now available to pre-order for $19.99 in HD. 

“My Spy” is directed by Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) from a script by Jon and Erich Hoeber (“Red”).

You can watch the trailer above.  

The descption of the film courtesy of STX Entertainment is below:

MY SPY 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.

Sources: The Wrap, Variety, Internet Movie Database