If you’re stoked about Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, chances are there is an adult reading this article to you right now. However, morbid curiosity might compel non-children to wonder why Joel McHale is taking such a detour from a promising career path to act in the fourth installment of a kid’s movie franchise. While McHale is the most surprising participant, the film also boasts a few more actors that might leave their fans scratching their heads.
We get Jeremy Piven as the bad guy here, though I don’t think nearly as many will be surprised to find him slumming it in this type of film. We’ve also got Ricky Gervais and Robert Rodriguez fixtures Danny Trejo and Antonio Banderas in the mix. Granted, this is the first Spy Kids film in eight years, so there might be some killer script that has A-listers clamoring to get involved, but, based on the trailer, that’s not the case. The most likely explanation is a Bowfinger-type scenario where Rodriguez got all the stars to act unwittingly, then tossed them in front of a green screen. The technology‘s there, people.