Donald Glover Posts rarely on social media these days. But if he does, you’d better be careful.
On a number of Instagram stories, Glover and Phoebe Waller Bridge announced that the two will create together and play in one Mr. and Mrs. Smith Restarted the series for Amazon in 2022. They did so with a cheeky understanding and reversal of internet dance trends – Glover started his half flossing; Waller-Bridge started her half with the start of the “Silhouette Challenge”; Both halves were cut off abruptly before they could be finished. Could this be any clue as to how you will approach the spy thriller / marriage-on-the-rock tropics in your take on the 2005 film? Or are they just spreading information and having some fun at the same time?
Glover and Waller-Bridge reunite after their time Solo: A Star Wars Story (and it seems like the friendship is going to be just fine) help create the series Francesca Sloanewho wrote for prestige tv series like Fargo and Seven seconds. This would be another lead role for Glover alongside his FX show Atlantaand would mark Waller-Bridge’s newest leading role on television since her Amazon series Fleabag. Save some talent for the rest of us, right?
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The original Mr. and Mrs. Smith played Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a married spy couple who kept their secret identities away from each other until everything exploded – in terms of both thriller and romance. It was judged by Doug Liman (Edge of tomorrow) and written by Simon Kinberg (the X-Men film series). The last we heard of a restart from Mr. and Mrs. Smith were vague plans for 2010; I can guarantee you that the version we’ll get from Glover and Waller-Bridge on Amazon in 2022 will be eons better and maybe even better than the original film.
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“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 well as our global audience, to have these two natural forces working together as a powerful creative team, ”he said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, in the official press release. “Mr. and Mrs. Smith is an icon and we can’t wait to see Donald, Phoebe and Francesca embrace it. We are delighted to work with them and with such great partners at New Regency.”
Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer of New Regency added, “After having the pleasure of working successfully with the incredibly talented Donald Glover, most recently on Guava Island, we all spoke about other projects we should do together and when he came up with the idea of a new hiring and iteration suggested for the project New Regency Film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, we took the chance to get started right away. The addition of Phoebe and her company Wells Street Films as a contributor and co-star takes everything to another level and makes the project worth reinterpreting for new audiences and previous fans of the original film. We are very excited to be working with Donald, Phoebe, Francesca and the entire team at Amazon Studios. ”
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