Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Terence Stamp have joined the cast of the comedy, Get Smart for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures.

The movie is written by Tom Astle and Matt Ember and based on the 1965 Mel Brooks/Buck Henry sitcom; the premise has been contemporized, but they have managed to retain such sitcom touchstones as the 'cone of silence,' the shoe phone and the original cars driven by Smart. The Rock will play the newly created character Agent 23; Variety adds Stamp will play an evil leader.

Shooting on Get Smart begins next month in L.A., D.C. and Moscow; Peter Segal is directing.