Phoebe Waller-Bridge will no longer star in Amazon’s reboot series of the movie Mr. And Mrs. Smith. The show was first announced in February, and Waller-Bridge was set to star alongside Donald Glover.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fleabag creator Waller-Bridge has exited Mr. And Mrs. Smith due to “creative differences.” Glover is still attached to the project, both as an actor, co-creator, and executive producer. Francesca Sloane (Fargo) is the showrunner on the series, which is currently being written and will start production in 2022. THR states that it was Glover who first approached Waller-Bridge about appearing with him in the show and that the split is entirely amicable.
Mr. And Mrs. Smith focuses on married assassins who are both hired to kill each other. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt played the roles in the 2005 movie, which was directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) and made over $487 million at the worldwide box office.