In 2005, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie scored a commercial triumph with Mr & Mrs Smith, portraying a couple of married spies pitted against each other by their respective agencies, directed by Doug Liman.
Now, Amazon Studios has confirmed that those shoes will surprisingly be filled once again in a serial reboot starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover. The pair are also set to write and create the series with Fleabag’s Waller-Bridge and Atlanta star Glover also acting as executive producers.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, announced in a statement: “Talk about the dream team! Donald and Phoebe are two of the most talented creators and performers in the world.”
Salke added, “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. Mr and Mrs Smith is an iconic property, and we can’t wait to see how Donald, Phoebe and Francesca make it their own.”
As part of the press release, executive producers Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer also announced in a joint statement: “Having had the pleasure of successful collaborations with the incredibly talented Donald Glover, most recently on Guava Island, we all started talking about other projects to do together and when he suggested the idea of a new take and iteration on the New Regency film, Mr & Mrs Smith, we jumped at the chance to get going right away.
“Adding Phoebe and her company Wells Street Films as a collaborator and co-star takes everything up another level and makes the project worthy of a reimagining for both new audiences and past fans of the original film.”
As of yet there are no further details regarding when filming is likely to commence on the project or how far along it is creatively.