Pairing up Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon for a comedy called The Spy Who Dumped Me just seems like a good idea.
First of all, clever title, folks. The Spy Who Dumped Me sort of sums it all up, amirite? The trailer starts off with clear intentions with the James Bond vibe, saying how in 2018 women are “killing it.” Yes, yes we are. Then cut to Kunis and McKinnon running for their lives through the streets.
This is the official premise: “Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), 30-year-old best friends from Los Angeles, are unexpectedly thrust into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend (Justin Theroux) shows up at her apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Much to their own surprise, the duo jumps into action, and find themselves on the run in Europe from the assassins and a suspiciously charming British agent (Sam Heughan), as they hatch a plan to save the world.”
So yeah, we know what we are in for with this one. The trailer shows all the ways Audrey and Morgan are so not spies but are being chased down anyway because of Audrey’s former relationship with Justin Theroux’s CIA agent. Of course, it looks like the besties get the hang of it towards the end.
Watch the trailer above!
Kunis has been playing it smart and sticking to her comedic strengths of late, which is working out for her with the success of her Bad Moms series. McKinnon is also sticking with a formula that’s working for her. She likes to play a supporting character in a broad comedy, never taking the full movie on her own shoulders. That way she can come in, steal a scene or five, and then doesn’t have to sweat it too much when the movies aren’t huge successes, like Ghostbusters and Rough Night. In this one, the SNL alum looks to be definitely more prominent, but it’s still Kunis’ movie, and if it doesn’t do well, so be it.
I think The Spy Who Dumped Me might have a shot at being a success, though. It looks pretty funny but also it’s directed and co-written by a woman, Susanna Fogel, so it’s got all the right #TimesUp feels. The movie opens August 3.