Gossip website TMZ has been informed that Tom Cruise has been talking with Ben Stiller about starring in an updated version of The Hardy Boys at Twentieth Century Fox.

Tentatively titled The Hardy Men -- a comedy that would be directed by Stiller's director on Night at the Museum, Shawn Levy (The Pink Panther, Cheaper By the Dozen).

"The Hardy Boys" detective novels date back to 1927, though a variety of ghost writers using the pen name of Franklin W. Dixon kept Frank and Joe Hardy perpetual teenagers.

The Hardy Men would have them finally grown up, but up to their old tricks once more.