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Mr & Mrs Smith 'gets TV go-ahead'
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr & Mrs Smith
Pitt and Jolie will not be reprising their roles for the TV series
Hit 2005 film Mr & Mrs Smith, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, is set to be turned into a US TV series.

US TV network ABC has given plans for a pilot episode the green light, trade newspaper Hollywood Reporter said.

The series will reunite the film's director, Doug Liman, and writer, Simon Kinberg, but there are no details on who will star in the leading roles.

Kinberg has described the TV series project as "Married... With Children with guns".

Marital issues

The action will pick up about six months after events in the film, which took more than $186m (94.3m) at the US and Canada box office.

The Smiths have bought a new house in a new suburb and have re-established their businesses, but the spark they had found at the end of the film has dwindled, and they are back dealing with marital issues.

"In a way, the show is all about the marriage," Kinberg said.

"It is a show about any married couple trying to balance professional and home life."

In 1996, Scott Bakula and Maria Bello starred in a CBS version of Mr & Mrs Smith, featuring a similar plot, but it was scrapped after just two months.

Pitt, 43, and Jolie, 31, first met on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith in 2005.

Pitt later split from wife Jennifer Aniston and went on to adopt Jolie's two children, whom she had previously adopted from Cambodia and Ethiopia.

Jolie gave birth to their first biological child, Shiloh Nouvel, in Namibia last May.

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