The Amazon Studios adaptation of the 2005 film is set to premiere in 2022
Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are set to take the titular roles in an upcoming reboot of Mr & Mrs Smith. Led by Amazon Studios and New Regency – the company behind the original, 2005 film starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – the new series will also see the two stars executive produce.
The news comes courtesy of Glover and Waller-Bridge, who posted the announcement in separate Instagram stories, subsequently shared by Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, who also credits Fargo’s Francesca Sloan as a co-creator.
“Talk about the dream team!” says Salke in a statement, reported by Variety. “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.”
The 2005 action comedy saw Jolie and Pitt star as a married couple living in suburbia, who discover that they’re both secretly assassins working for competing agencies. “We can’t wait to see how Donald, Phoebe, and Francesca make it their own,” adds Salke.