Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover will star in the re-make of the 2005 film Mr and Mrs Smith.
The original movie, about two married murderers who were ordered to kill each other, featured Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – and led to the characters building a real life real time relationship.
It will now be redesigned as a series on Amazon Prime, and released next year.
‘Dream For Us’
Fleabag actor Waller-Bridge and Atlanta actor Glover will also be the main executive producers of the show.
“Talk about a dream team!” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said. “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.”
Waller-Bridge And Glover
Both Waller-Bridge and Glover are multi-award-winning actors and writers – Waller-Bridge for the BBC Three series Fleabag in particular, and Glover for his TV comedy-drama Atlanta. Glover has also won multiple music awards for his performances under his musical stage name, Childish Gambino.
Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge is an English actress, writer, and television producer. She is best known as the creator, head writer, and star of the BBC tragicomedy series Fleabag. She was showrunner, head writer and executive producer for the first series of Killing Eve, which she adapted for television.
Donald McKinley Glover Jr., also known by the stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, singer, rapper, comedian, writer, producer, and director.
After working on Derrick Comedy while studying at New York University, Glover was hired at age 23 by Tina Fey as a writer for the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He later rose to fame for portraying college student Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community from 2009 to 2014. Since 2016, Glover stars in the FX series Atlanta, which he created and occasionally directs. For his work on Atlanta, Glover won various accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards.
When it was released, the first Mr. and Mrs. Smith had integrated reviews. While the Washington Post called it a “a kicky, twisted thrill ride”, San Francisco Chronicle critic Mick LaSalle called it “glossy, but awful”.