Dave Bautista joins forces with a nine-year outdated within the trailer for his action-comedy, My Spy. The wrestler-turned actor has come a protracted methods since he began focusing extra on his movie profession with direct-to-video initiatives like The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption simply seven years in the past. By this level, he is performed Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portrayed a villain within the James Bond movie Spectre, tackled a key supporting position in Blade Runner 2049, and even discovered room to work on indie fare just like the futuristic sci-fi noir flick Resort Artemis.

Whereas Bautista will proceed to work on huge franchise releases (like Dune) sooner or later, he is additionally branching out into the realm of authentic action-comedies. He is presently slated to share the display screen with Kumail Nanjiani on this summer time’s Uber-based buddy journey Stuber, and can seem reverse Big Little Lies‘ Chloe Coleman in My Spy someday thereafter (presumably earlier than the tip of the yr). STX debuted the first My Spy footage at CinemaCon this week, and has since gotten the movie’s official advertising and marketing off the bottom and operating.

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The My Spy trailer is now on-line, forward of its premiere in theaters. You’ll be able to test it out within the area beneath, adopted by the movie’s poster.

Because the trailer illustrates, My Spy revolves round a hardened CIA operative (Bautista) who’s demoted for not following orders, solely to search out himself being blackmailed into educating a younger lady (Coleman) the tips of his commerce, after she busts him for retaining surveillance on her residence as a part of his newest mission. The footage very a lot seems like a broad action-comedy within the vein of movies like Kindergarten Cop and The Pacifier, the place the humor comes largely from the concept of an enormous bruising motion star having to match wits with a precocious child (or youngsters). It is a fairly recognizable formulation, but additionally one which’s produced some genuinely entertaining motion pictures prior to now.

Bautista, for his half, appears snug enjoying the fish out of water position in My Spy, and for good motive. The actor’s confirmed he has a knack for mixing motion, comedy, and heartfelt drama in equal measure along with his position as Drax, and already seems to have a playful dynamic going with Coleman within the My Spy footage launched to date. With the Hoeber brothers (RED, The Meg) and Peter Segal (Get Good) onboard because the writers and director, respectively, My Spy should not have a lot bother clearing the not-too-high bar of high quality that it is clearly aiming for, both.

Supply: STX