ENTERTAINMENT
13/02/2021 11:27 GMT

Phoebe Waller Bridge And Donald Glover To Star In Mr & Mrs Smith Reboot Series

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie starred in the 2005 big screen action film, which is being reimagined for Amazon Prime.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover are to star in a reboot of the 2005 movie Mr & Mrs Smith.

The pair will create and star in the Amazon Prime series, which is based on the action film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

The film told the story of married assassins who get assigned to kill each other.

The Fleabag star and Atlanta actor are also executive producers of the series, which will be released next year.

Francesca Sloane is the showrunner for the series.

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Phoebe Waller Bridge and Donald Glover

Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, 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.

“Mr and Mrs Smith is an iconic property, and we can’t wait to see how Donald, Phoebe and Francesca make it their own.”

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt starred in the original big screen version of Mr & Mrs Smith in 2005.

Executive producers Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer said 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.”

The series will be exclusively available on Amazon’s Prime Video.