Mr. & Mrs. Smith from 2005 starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had laid the cornerstone for ‘sexy fighting’ in movies, and now Amazon Prime Video is set to reboot the series with Donald Glover (Atlanta) and Maya Erskine (PEN15).
Here’s the first trailer:
While the original Mr. & Mrs. Smith film had John and Jane Smith not being aware that the other is an assassin, this reboot flips the story and has both be assassins that are complete strangers who slowly fall in love with each other. The official description for the show reads:
Two lonely strangers land a job working for a mysterious spy agency that offers them a glorious life of espionage, wealth, world travels and a dream brownstone in Manhattan. The catch: new identities in an arranged marriage as Mr. & Mrs. John and Jane Smith. Now hitched, John and Jane navigate a high risk mission every week while also facing a new relationship milestone. Their complex cover story becomes even more complicated when they catch real feelings for each other. What’s riskier, espionage or marriage?
Originally the movie was supposed to have Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the Mrs. Smith role, but she had left the project due to creative differences with Donald Glover. Erskine took over the part after Waller-Bridge left, and the show has managed to gather more stars for the cast which include the likes of Paul Dano, Parker Posey, Ron Perlman, Wagner Moura, Eiza Gonzalez, and Alexander Skarsgard.
So far the series looks fun, and it should have some of that signature artsy vibe that Atlanta has with Glover as executive producer. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Catch Mr. & Mrs. Smith when it premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Feb. 2, 2024.