Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon lead the upcoming action-comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me (a spin on the title of 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me).
Lionsgate has unveiled the film’s first trailer, which finds funny gals Kunis and McKinnon playing two L.A. friends who find themselves thrust into an international conspiracy when one of their exes (Justin Theroux) turns up with assassins on his trail.
It’s certainly familiar – bringing to mind Killers and Spy, among many others – but then again, it’s not really the type of film you’d really enter looking for high originality. Hopefully Kunis and McKinnon are given the chance to use their comedic talents to make it all a good bit of fun.
Directed and co-written by Susanna Fogel, whose previous feature was the 2014 Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs comedy Life Partners. Television scribe David Iserson (Mr. Robot, Mad Men) has co-written the script.
The Spy Who Dumped Me, also starring Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhaj, Ivanna Sakhno, and Sam Heughan, will open in the U.S. on August 3.
Official synopsis for The Spy Who Dumped Me:
Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.