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Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover to lead 'Mr & Mrs Smith' TV remake for Amazon

Ben Arnold
·Contributor
·2-min read
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: (L-R) Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover pose during the 2019 British Academy Britannia Awards presented by American Airlines and Jaguar Land Rover at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 25, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover (Credit: Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie famously got together on the set of action-comedy movie Mr & Mrs Smith.

And now it's being rebooted for the small screen by Amazon, with a new couple in the frame – none other than Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover.

Glover celebrated the casting news with a post to Instagram, hailing the news.

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The original movie landed in 2005, directed by Doug Liman, and penned by Simon Kinberg, who would go on to write and produce the X-Men movies.

It found Pitt's John Smith and Jolie's Jane Smith leading an outwardly humdrum life, though it soon emerges that they are assassins, working for rival agencies.

Mr & Mrs Smith (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
Mr & Mrs Smith (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

However, things get awkward when they're assigned to kill each other.

Francesca Sloane is behind the new, serialised version of the show for Amazon, previously seen writing for the Fargo series, and also Glover's own hit show Atlanta.

Waller-Bridge and Glover have made sweet music together in the past.

When Glover played the young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Waller-Bridge voiced Lando's faithful droid, the singular L3-37.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)

“Talk about the dream team!” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “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.”

Both Glover and Waller-Bridge will act as executive producers on the show, which will likely emerge next year.

Watch: Waller-Bridge and Glover for Mr & Mrs Smith