My Spy Heads to Amazon Prime Video Instead of Movie Theaters Amid Shutdowns

Action comedy is first theatrical release that will debut on a streamer instead due to COVID-19 crisis

A screenshot from the movie My Spy
My Spy was supposed to be released in theaters April 17, but will debut on Amazon Prime Video instead. STX Entertainment

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Amazon Studios has scooped up the rights to stream the movie My Spy, the company announced today. The acquisition makes the David Bautista action comedy the first film intended for a 2020 theatrical release that will instead debut on a subscription streaming service after its premiere was canceled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

@kelseymsutton Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.