"Mr and Mrs Smith" screenwriter Simon Kinberg will make a rewrite to adventure comedy "The Hardy Men" which Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise are toplining.
Manages to continue dancing around high-profile film projects, "Mr and Mrs Smith" scribe Simon Kinberg has been picked up to work on a new script of Fox 2000's adventure comedy "The Hardy Men", The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Intended to be an updated version of popular detective/adventure book series "The Hardy Boys", the project follows the boys, now grown up and estranged, as they reunite to solve a mystery. Kinberg is said to make start from scratch while being expected to take the story in a new direction.
Production has been shifted to a January 2008 start with Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise starring under the direction of "Night at the Museum" helmer Shawn Levy. Stiller will also produce via his Red Hour Productions alongside partner Stuart Cornfeld and Bob Kosberg, who brought the flick's idea to the actor several years ago.