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Jeremy Piven Joins 'Spy Kids 4,' Official Synopsis Revealed

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Oct 27, 2010 | 9:34am EDT

ALT TEXTI don't know about you, but I've always thought that Ari Gold's maniacal antics would make for the perfect screen villain. And what do you know -- it looks like that will happen.

Jeremy Piven -- famed for his role as Gold on HBO's Entourage -- is set to star in Robert Rodriguez's upcoming Spy Kids 4. The actor joins a cast that already includes Jessica Alba and Joel McHale.

And -- along with the announcement of Piven -- the film's official synopsis was revealed. Looks like it will be somewhat of a reboot of the Spy Kids franchise. Check it out:

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.

The film will be shot in Austin at Rodriguez' Troublemaker Studios and is set to release on August 19, 2011. And -- big surprise here -- it will be in 3D.

Now that Rodriguez has his cast -- which is pretty awesome, by the way -- I have hope that the fourth installment of Spy Kids will return to the level of quality that made the first film a kiddie classic.

Source: The Playlist

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