LATEST: Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt has pulled out of upcoming film MR AND MRS SMITH - just weeks after co-star Nicole Kidman quit due to "scheduling problems".

The Fight Club hunk was supposed to star opposite the OSCAR winning beauty in the thriller about a bored married couple who discover they are both assassins.

Director Doug Liman, famous for his work on SWINGERS and THE BOURNE IDENTITY, tried to replace Kidman with fellow Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones but was unable to move fast enough to placate Pitt, who decided to leave the project.

Reports suggest that Liman may replace Pitt with Will Smith but there is no word on whether Zeta-Jones will take the female lead duties.

06/08/2003 14:11