Ricky Gervais Going To The Dogs For Spy Kids

By Sean O'Connell 2011-05-06 12:21:06discussion comments
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Most people myself included will tell you that Ricky Gervais has the ability to make anything funnier. Were about to find out just how accurate that statement is.

The razor-sharp comedian will lend his voice to a spy dog named Argonaut in the fourth installment of the Spy Kids franchise. Subtitled All the Time In the World, the sequel allegedly steers the series in a totally different direction from the previous three, with Jessica Alba taking control as a former spy who comes out of retirement to fight a super villain who can control time.

Alba may be new to the series, but so long as Robert Rodriguez continues to write and direct these kid-centric films, Im not sure how excited we can get even with Gervais on board. The second Spy Kids was a pale copy of the original, and the less we say about the dreadful part three with Sylvester Stallone as a malicious video-game designer the better. Rodriguez claims hes making these movies as special gifts to his children. What a mean dad.

As for Gervais, he tells EW, Not only am I lending my voice to Spy Kids, but they can keep it. Im sick of it.

That line, right there, is infinitely funnier than anything ever said in a Spy Kids film. So theres hope. All the Time In the World co-stars Danny Trejo, Joel McHale and Jeremy Piven alongside original series stars Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara and Antonio Banderas. It will be in theaters on Aug. 19.
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