Piven to play bad guy in Spy Kids 4

The actor joins Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Antonio Banderas and newly wed Alexa Vega in the new 3D film, which will be shot on location in Texas by director Robert Rodriguez.

In Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World, Alba’s new mum character Marissa Cortez Wilson, a retired secret agent, her television reporter husband Wilbur (McHale) and her stepkids.

Workaholic Rodriguez, who also penned the script for the new film, will also serve as his own director of photography, editor and visual effects supervisor.

The record-breaking Spy Kids franchise has collectively grossed over $450 million (GBP300 million) worldwide.