Director Peter Segal is over-the-moon with the new cast, telling Deadline, “I’m incredibly excited to have our team reassemble for the next chapter of our story.” He added that “having Anna, Craig, and Flula join our amazing cast is like a kiss from the comedy gods,” which is one hell of an understatement. Anna Faris is one of the funniest performers currently working, and both Craig Robinson and Flula Borg are notorious scene-stealers who elevate every project in which they appear. Having them all play in the cinematic sandbox with Dave Bautista, Ken Jeong, and Kristen Schaal is a dream come true.
“My Spy: The Eternal City” centers on a now-teenage Sophie (Chloe Coleman) and JJ (Bautista) as they visit Italy for her school’s choir trip. Of course, international hijinks are afoot, and the two end up in the middle of a terrorist plot targeting Sophie’s best friend Collin, because his dad is the chief of the CIA. Nicola Correia-Damude (“The Boys”), Noah Dalton Danby (“Titans”), and Devere Rogers (“Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.”) are also set to reprise their roles, with Billy Barratt (“Invasion”) and Taeho K (“Colony”) also joining to play new characters.
There’s no word yet on a release date, but (and I can’t believe I’m saying this) “My Spy: The Eternal City” just skyrocketed up the list of my most anticipated releases.