Hollywood has made many attempts to make an American version of the James bond franchise. One movie that came close was the New Regency hit in 2005 MR. And Mrs. Smith, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a boring suburban couple who are secret agents on the sidelines. New Regency is set to reboot the movie as a series for Amazon Prime Video. Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will play the lead roles and serve as executive producers. Amazon Studios Director Jennifer Salke shared her excitement for the news on social media.
Talk about the dream team! Donald and Phoebe are two of the most talented creators and performers in the world. It is 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 & Mrs Smith’ is an iconic property, and we can’t wait to see Donald, Phoebe and Francesca make it their own. We are delighted to be working with them and such excellent partners at New Regency. “
The success of the original Mr and Mrs Smith It had a lot to do with the image of lead actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as international sex symbols that made the idea of the two as sexy undercover spies immensely appealing to audiences. Glover and Waller-Bridge are best known for their comedy skills, through shows like Fleabag Y CommunitySo we can hope that the next show will build on its strengths with a more comical tone.
Donald glover Y Phoebe Waller-Puente Both have had fruitful collaborations with Amazon in the past, with the former’s musical film. Guayaba Island, and the latter’s successful program Fleabag. Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer of New Regency also shared their excitement for the reboot with the following statement.
“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 for a new take and iteration of the New Regency movie, “Mr. and Ms. Smith, “we took the opportunity to get started right away. Adding Phoebe and her company Wells Street Films as a collaborator and co-star takes it all to another level and makes the project worthy of a reinvention for both new audiences and longtime fans of the original movie. We’re so excited to be working with Donald, Phoebe, Francesca and the entire Amazon Studios team. “
It will be interesting to see how the new show deals with its legacy as a reboot of a
movie. Will the new Mr. and Mrs. Smith exist in the same universe as the Pitt and Jolie characters? Or will the show be completely disconnected from the movie in all but the central premise? Considering how big Hollywood is with nostalgia these days, a cameo from the film’s main couple could help give the new series a big boost. This news originated in Variety.
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