By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 6, 2011 at 7:23AM
Yes, the (very successful) "Spy Kids" franchise is still alive and kicking and another entry is on the way in what might be the most star-studded entry yet.
The Weinstein Company has announced that everyone's favorite awards show host Ricky Gervais has joined "Spy Kids: All The Time In The World" and will be using his prodigious talents to voice Argonaut, a robot spy dog. We're sure David Brent would have been thrilled to get such a gig. Ricky Gervais? Yeah, it'll buy him a new ivory backscratcher.
He joins an extensive cast that includes Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook, Antonio Banderas, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara and Jeremy Piven. "Spy Kids: All The Time In The World" arrives in 3D on August 19th. If you're curious, the full synopsis is below.
On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all...married to a famous spy hunting television reporter, a new baby and intelligent twin step kids. But in reality, trying to mother Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who clearly don’t want her around, is her toughest challenge yet. Also, her husband, Wilbur (Joel McHale), wouldn’t know a spy if he lived with one which is exactly the case - Marissa’s a retired secret agent.
Marissa’s world is turned upside down when the maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) threatens to take over the planet and she’s called back into action by the head of OSS, home of the greatest spies and where the now-defunct Spy Kids division was created. With Armageddon quickly approaching, Rebecca and Cecil are thrust into action when they learn their boring stepmom was once a top agent and now the world’s most competitive ten year olds are forced to put their bickering aside and rely on their wits. With a little help from a couple of very familiar Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), and some mind-blowing gadgets, they just may be able to save the world and possibly bring their family together while they’re at it.