Amazon’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith is available in the market for a brand new main woman.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge has exited the straight-to-series adaptation of the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie 2005 New Regency movie. Sources say that the Fleabag Emmy winner had a special artistic imaginative and prescient for the collection than Donald Glover, with whom she was poised to star alongside.
Glover, who got here up with the concept and introduced it to his good friend and Solo: A Star Wars Story co-star, stays connected as co-creator, exec producer and star. Francesca Sloane, a collaborator with Glover on FX’s Atlanta, stays co-creator, showrunner and exec producer on the collection through her general cope with Amazon. New Regency’s Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer additionally exec produce.
Sources say Waller-Bridge and Glover stay buddies following what was described as an amicable cut up. Waller-Bridge’s position will now be recast because the collection stays on monitor for a 2022 debut. Writing on the collection is at the moment beneath means, with manufacturing anticipated to additionally start subsequent yr.
The information comes seven months after the teaming of the 2 Emmy winners for the replace of the action-thriller created a frenzy on social media.
Waller-Bridge is at the moment in manufacturing on Indiana Jones 5 and lately contributed to the script of the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time to Die. Waller-Bridge additionally exec produces the upcoming ultimate season of AMC/BBC America’s Killing Eve.
Glover is in postproduction on the third season of FX’s Atlanta and is in manufacturing on the fourth season having written all of the scripts himself. The third season of the Emmy-winning comedy is predicted to return within the first half of 2022, with season 4 presumably months afterward.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith stems from an general deal that Glover signed with Amazon in February. Under the deal, Glover can be engaged on Hive, a possible collection that’s rumored to revolve round a Beyoncé-like determine and stem from author Janine Nabers (Watchmen, Away). The mission has already begun staffing a writers room, with sources noting earlier this yr that Malia Obama was amongst these recruited to work on the collection.
Waller-Bridge continues to even be based mostly at Amazon with a wealthy pact of her personal as she continues to develop different tasks for the retailer/streamer.
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