Mr. & Mrs. Smith screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been hired to do an overhaul on Fox 2000’s Hardy Men, which Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller are set to topline, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Shawn Levy is attached to direct the big-screen comedy, which follows the grown-up adventures of the Hardy Boys, teen detectives of literary fame.
The project revolves around the Hardy Boys, now grown up and estranged, reuniting to solve a mystery. Kinberg will start from scratch and is expected to take the story in a new direction.
The studio is eyeing a January shoot.
Kinberg, whose upcoming credits include Jumper for Regency Entertainment/20th Century Fox, is writing an untitled spy project for Fox with Nicole Kidman attached to star.