Is is true that Will Smith was considered for the role of “Mr. Smith” in Mr. & Mrs. Smith before Brad Pitt was cast as claimed by this article?
It is mentioned in quite a few locations that Will Smith was considered. eg:
According to Yahoo Movies:
Before Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were cast in 2005’s sexy action flick Mr. & Mrs. Smith, director Doug Liman contemplated a number of devastatingly attractive pairings: Will Smith and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Johnny Depp and Cate Blanchett
As another rumour goes, Nicole Kidman was originally cast for Jane Smith, but Brad Pitt left, as he felt no chemistry with Nicole. After Angelina Jolie agreed to star, he came back. In the period between, it is highly likely that they would have considered other actors to play Mr Smith, Will included