Donald Glover has found his new co-lead in the Mr. & Mrs. Smith reboot for Prime Video. PEN15 co-creator/star Maya Erskine will headline the project alongside Glover. She succeeds Phoebe Waller-Bridge who had been initially attached in the role before departing last fall.
Glover confirmed the casting in an interview for Interview magazine.
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“She’s dope,” he said of Erskine. “It’s exciting. I really love the show. I’m writing the finale now.”
He also chalked up Waller-Bridge’s exit to “classic creative differences.”
In. addition to starring, Glover is co-creator and exec producer on the series under his overall deal with Amazon Studios. Francesca Sloane is co-creator, executive producer and showrunner. New Regency’s Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer also executive produce.
The project is a reboot of New Regency’s 2005 Doug Liman-directed action comedy film of the same name, which starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The movie followed a bored married couple who are surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
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