A nasty flu bug has swept through the set of upcoming Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie movie MR AND MRS SMITH - leading filming to be halted several times.

The romantic thriller is currently in production in New York, but both the FIGHT CLUB star and his OSCAR-winning co-star have been struck down repeatedly by the virus.

According to set insiders, the problem keeps occurring thanks to the number of love scenes between the superstars in the DOUG LIMAN-directed movie.

One source tells American website PAGE SIX, "They keep giving each other a nasty flu-like bug. And it's been running rampant all over the set."

11/03/2004 16:56