After losing leading lady Nicole Kidman a month ago because of scheduling conflicts, Brad Pitt is close to leaving Regency Enterprises' Mr. and Mrs. Smith as well.
Pitt is in Mexico filming Warner Bros. Pictures' Troy until next month. Following that, he would have done "Smith" before segueing to Ocean's Twelve in February, but none of the actresses he had approved of for "Smith" - including Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angelina Jolie - was available in Pitt's window between projects.
The project isn't dead, however, as other names are being bandied about to replace Pitt, including Will Smith and Johnny Depp. The story centers on a bored married couple who discover that they are enemy assassins hired to kill each other.