Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge Are Rebooting 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'February 14, 2021
Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are two of the most sought-after creatives in Hollywood. The Atlanta and Fleabag helmers are now coming together for a new project of their own at Amazon. It is a project that will be familiar to many, as it is based on a classic movie that people know and love.
The two will star in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a new television series based on the film of the sane mane from 2005.
‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ series is coming to Amazon
Aside from starring, Glover and Waller-Bridge co-created the series and will be executive producers. The project’s other co-creator and executive producer Francesca Sloane will serve as showrunner. Sloane has worked on both Atlanta and Fargo. Additionally, other executive producers that are on-board include Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, and Jenny Robins.
Starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, originally released in 2005 grossed $487 million worldwide during its release. New Regency, the studio on the original film, is partnering with Amazon on this new iteration.
What the team behind the ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ reboot says about the upcoming project
In a statement from Amazon, several of the creative forces behind the project spoke about the series coming to Prime Video. Before Amazon announced the series to the press, Glover first unveiled the information on his Instagram Story. He posted videos of himself and Waller-Bridge before dropping the news.
“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,” said Jennifer Salke the Head of Amazon Studios, in a press release. “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.”
“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,” said Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer of New Regency. “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.”
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