ABC Has Found "Mrs. Smith"
The TV version of the 2005 theatrical blockbuster "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" that had spawned one of the most recognizable celebrity couples in the world has found its Mrs. Smith.
Panama-born actress Jordana Brewster will be the female half of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" the ABC pilot based on the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie film.
Jordana Brewster, who was most recently seen in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning," will step into Jolie's assassin role for the pilot, the Hollywood press reports.
"Mr. and Mrs. Smith" will be the first prime-time series for Brewster, whose previous small-screen credits includes the NBC miniseries "The '60s" and the CBS soap "As the World Turns" in the late 1990s.
Her movie work includes "The Fast and the Furious," "The Faculty" and "Annapolis."
Simon Kinberg, the writer of the movie, and Doug Liman, its director, will perform the same duties on the "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" pilot, which takes place 6 months after the events of the film.
As the series begins, The Smiths have bought a new house in a new suburb and have re-established their businesses, but the attraction and sexual spark they had found at movie's end has dwindled, and they are back dealing with marital issues.
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