Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Atlanta actor Donald Glover are going to star in an Amazon Studios TV adaptation of the 2005 film ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’. The original movie starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a bored suburban married couple who are ordered to kill each other. And the movie led to the actors forming a real-life relationship. The action-comedy movie was a massive hit, grossing almost $500 million worldwide.
According to Variety, Glover and Waller-Bridge will also be executive producers on the series. Waller-Bridge and Glover are multi-award-winning actors and writers. They have done other projects with Amazon Studios. Waller-Bridge created and starred in the hit series “Fleabag,” which collected six Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2019, while Glover’s musical film “Guava Island” is also an Amazon Original.
Francesca Sloane will be the showrunner for the series. New Regency’s Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer and Wells Street Films’ Jenny Robins will executive produce the series.
Said Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer of New Regency:
“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. We are so excited to be working with Donald, Phoebe, Francesca and the entire team at Amazon Studios.”
When is the release date of the TV adaptation of ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’?
The Amazon Studios TV adaptation of the 2005 film ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ will release next year on Amazon Prime.
— Jennifer Salke (@JSalke) February 12, 2021
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. We’re thrilled to be working with them, and with such great partners at New Regency.”