(ETX Daily Up) – Hard blow for the adaptation of “Mr. & Mrs. Smitch” to the small screen. The series in development at Amazon has just lost its lead actress. Phoebe Waller-Bridge has decided to quit the adventure she shared with Donald Glover. But what are the reasons for this departure?
Nothing goes between the actor of “Community” and the actress of “Fleabag”? Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge have decided to no longer work together on the serial adaptation of the movie “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”. The two actors were to succeed the legendary couple played by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, in 2005 at the cinema, and play a married couple unaware that one and the other is a spy.
The reasons that prompted Phoebe Waller-Bridge to pull out of the project have nothing to do with her playing partner, but are down to creative differences, according to Variety. According to sources close to the project, the departure of the British actress was done amicably, without friction.
A setback for the production which will therefore have to recast the main female role. For the moment, no other actress has been mentioned to replace her. Filming is scheduled to begin in 2022, Variety said.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge was also one of the show’s executive producers alongside Donald Glover. The latter, at the origin of the project, will remain co-producer of the project and main male actor.
Jennifer Salke of Amazon Studios had revealed the cast of the series in preparation with a teaser on Instagram, in February 2021. Francesca Sloane (“Atlanta”) will remain showrunner.
After conquering the world of television with her series “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve”, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is currently filming for “Indiana Jones 5”. She also participated in the next James Bond “Dying Can Wait”, expected October 6 in France, as a screenwriter.