Mr. And Mrs. Smith Gets TV Reboot With Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover
Waller-Bridge and Glover will star as married assassins in Amazon's upcoming series.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover are set to star in reboot series based on the 2005 movie Mr. And Mrs. Smith. The show will be produced by Amazon and arrives in 2022.
As reported by Variety, Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Glover (Solo, Atlanta) will play married assassins who are both hired to kill each other. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt played the roles in the movie, which was directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) and made over $487 million at the worldwide box office.
In a statement, Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke said, "Talk about the dream team! Donald and Phoebe are two of the most talented creators and performers in the world. It's truly a dream for us, as it will be for our global audience, to have these two forces of nature collaborating as a powerhouse creative team."
The showrunner on Mr. And Mrs. Smith will be Francesca Sloane, who mostly recently worked as writer and producer on Fargo Season 4, while Waller-Bridge and Glover will also be executive producers. Amazon previously co-produced the second season of Fleabag, and in 2019, Waller-Bridge signed a huge deal with the studio to develop new shows. Amazon also produced Glover's 2019 musical film Guava Island. The pair were also part of Solo's cast, with Glover as Lando and Waller-Bridge performing the voice of droid L3-37.
Mr. And Mrs. Smith isn't the only successful action comedy about married life being rebooted as a TV show. Last week it was reported that a remake of James Cameron's 1994 film True Lies had been given a pilot order by CBS. Burn Notice creator Matt Nix will write the script, with McG (Terminator Salvation) directing.
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