Joel McHale Joining Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

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Joel McHale (“Community,” “The Soup”) is in final negotiations to star opposite Jessica Alba in Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, reports Variety.

He will star as a spy-hunting reporter married to Alba’s character, the stepmother to his kids. Alba plays a retired spy who has been reactivated. The actors cast in the preteen roles will be the new “Spy Kids.” They will face the villain, known as the Time Keeper, whose goal it is to stop time.

Dimension Films is targeting an August 19, 2011 release for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.