Jon Hamm’s ‘Fletch’ reboot to start filming soon
In two and a half weeks, according to director Greg Mottola, the band led by Jon Hamm Fletch reboot titled Confess, Fletch will start filming:
As shown in the picture, Confess, Fletch will be the film adaptation of Gregory McDonald’s 1976 novel of the same name. Mcdonalds Fletch the novel series was originally adapted with the years 1985 Fletch with Chevy Chase as the main character. Chase reprized the role once again to say the least Fletch lives in 1989.
Hamm was attached to a Fletch reboot last July as an actor and producer, Hollywood journalist relayed. The winner of an Emmy Mad Men star then speak with THR about the project in August, revealing he woke up “to, like, 50 texts” after the news broke: “I got messages from friends about the St. Louis Cardinals and [hockey team] the Blues, heads of studios. It was just such a wave of people saying, ‘Oh, I can’t wait.’ “
Hamm further developed:
“No one can touch Chevrolet’s portrayal of this character. …”[The books are] everything is really funny. It was my first lesson in how people adapt characters to the screen. The character in the book is very different from portraying Chevy, and so when Bill Block from Miramax came up to me and said, “You know, we own this and we think you’d be a good fit,” I accepted, but I don’t. I don’t want to imitate Chevy. I’m not interested in it and I don’t think anyone else would. We already have this version, so maybe there is a way to get a version that is more true to reality for the book, more intellectual and a little more lively in its sensibility. “
The first two Fletch the films were directed by the late Michael Ritchie.
Mottola, at this point, is best known for his directorial credits on Development stopped and Super bad.
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