Robert Rodriguez is rebooting his Spy Kids franchise with Joel McHale — side-splitting host of E!’s The Soup — and sexy screen siren Jessica Alba starring as a pair of parenting secret agents, Variety reports.
The actress will reunite with her Sin City and Machete director to play a mother of a baby and two pre-teen stepchildren who swaps her soccer mom existence for a return to professional spying after learning of a sinister plot to freeze time.
Also new to the franchise will be the so-called Spy Kids themselves. Rodriguez is looking to cast a trio of youngsters to take over for original stars Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara in supporting roles alongside McHale and Alba.
Production on Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World kicks off next month in Austin, Texas. The film is slated for a 2011 release. It will be the second movie in the once popular series to be released in 3D.