Amazon’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith lands Glover & Waller-Bridge to lead / create
It’s been three years since audiences last saw the talents of Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge together, and now the duo are set to reunite for Amazon Mr. & Mrs. Smith According to The Hollywood Reporter, they pledged to play and help shape the series adaptation.
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The film, first released in 2005 and written by Simon Kinberg (Dark phoenix) and under the direction of Doug Liman (Mess walking), centered on an upper-class couple surprised to learn that they are assassins at competing agencies and have been hired to kill each other, with Brad Pitt (Once upon a time in Hollywood) and Angelina Jolie (Vicious) in the leading roles.
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The series restart, which was previously attempted at ABC in 2007, is to be created by the Atlanta Outsider and the Fleabag Emmy winner alongside Francesca Sloane, who previously worked with Glover on his acclaimed FX series and signed an all-inclusive deal with Amazon, as did Waller-Bridge. Sloane will be the showrunner on the series, which will be produced by Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer of New Regency and Jenny Robins of Wells Street Films as executive producer.
“I had the pleasure of recently working successfully with the incredibly talented Donald Glover Guava IslandWe all started talking about other projects we should be doing together and when he suggested the idea of a new setting and iteration for the New Regency film, Mr. & Mrs. SmithWe took the chance to get started right away, ”said Milchan and Schaefer in a statement. “Adding Phoebe and her company Wells Street Films as a contributor and co-star takes everything to another level and the project deserves a makeover for both new audiences and previous fans of the original film. We are very excited to be working with Donald, Phoebe, Francesca and the entire Amazon Studios team. “
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While the original Mr. & Mrs. Smith was not a critical treasure, the chemistry between its stars was praised, and it became a box office hit, grossing over $ 487 million at the global box office. Waller-Bridge and Glover played the leading role together in 2018 war of stars Anthology film solo as Lando Calrissian and his droid companion and navigator L3-37.
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