Jessica Alba is reteaming with Robert Rodriguez a third time for Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. She has previously starred in Sin City, co-directed by Rodriguez, and has a role in the helmer’s September 3 release Machete.
Heat Vision says the new “Spy Kids” film is a reboot of sorts. Alba will play a retired spy who has been reactivated. Her character is the mother of a baby and two preteen stepchildren.
The actors cast in the preteen roles will be the new “Spy Kids.” Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara played the Spy Kids in the first three films, that also starred Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino as their superspy parents.
The trade adds that other roles seeking to be filled include Alba’s husband, “a slightly nerdy investigative reporter, and the villain, known as the Time Keeper, whose goal it is to stop time.”
Banderas, Vega and Sabara are expected to return in supporting roles. Shooting is scheduled to start on the 3D film next month.