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There’s another Brazilian in the cast of Hollywood productions. According to information from Variety, Wagner Moura was cast to participate in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, an Amazon Prime Video series based on the 2005 film starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
In addition to Wagner Moura, the American magazine reported that actress Parker Posey, who recently appeared in the series “The Staircase”, will also join the cast. The production already has Donald Glover (“Community”) and Maya Erskine (“Obi-Wan Kenobi”) as the title’s spy couple.
The duo joins previously announced series leads Donald Glover and Maya Erskine, as well as Michaela Coel, John Turturro, and Paul Dano. Posey and Moura will appear in recurring roles. Details around their characters are being kept under wraps.https://t.co/kTFgofTV64 pic.twitter.com/t20IvMbqdw
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Names like John Turturro and Paul Dano, both from “Batman”; and Michaela Coel, from “I May Destroy You”, are also in the feature. According to the vehicle, Moura and Posey will have recurring roles in the series, that is, they will appear in more than one chapter. However, details about the characters are still being kept under wraps.
So far, everything indicates that the series should maintain the action and comedy approach and follow the same premise of the feature film directed by Doug Liman in 2005. For those who don’t remember, the partnership between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was a great success. , and at the time, the box office topped $480 million worldwide.
In the plot of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, John and Jane are married and work as hitmen for rival agencies. However, one does not know the other’s profession. The situation only changes when they end up receiving the same mission and start a huge deadly dispute.
The production marks another major international project with Wagner Moura for streaming. After starring in “Narcos” (2015-2017) on Netflix, the Brazilian was in “Wasp Network” (2019), “Sergio” (2020), and in the super production “Agente Oculto” (2022), on the same platform. On Apple TV+, he shared the role of “Iluminadas” (2022) with Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).
Wagner Moura received a Golden Globe nomination for his work on the series “Narcos”, in which he played drug lord Pablo Escobar, in 2016. The actor made his directorial debut in 2019 with the film “Marighella”. There is no forecast for the series “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” hits the Prime Video catalog.