Fletch is making a comeback! Jon Hamm is set to produce and star in the modernized Fletch reboot.
Miramax and Jon Hamm are rebooting Fletch, the 1980's Chevy Chase film based on the original Gregory Mcdonald mystery novels.
According to Deadline, Hamm will star as Irwin M. Fletcher, an investigative reporter. The film will be directed by Superbad's Greg Mottola. Mottola had to say on the reboot:
"The new film adaptation will specifically be based on the second book in the Mcdonald series, Confess, Fletch. In a mysterious chain of wild events, Fletch finds himself in the middle of multiple murders- one of which pins him as a prime suspect. While on a quest to prove his innocence, Fletch is tasked with finding his fiancée's stolen art collection, the only inheritance she's acquired after her father goes missing and is presumed dead. Zev Borow, consulting producer of the Lethal Weapon TV series, will be penning the feature adaptation."
Hamm's Fletch is based on the second book in the series, "Confess, Fletch:" It will be closer to a film noir with comedic elements rather than a direct reboot. Fletch will find himself in the middle of multiple murders, one of which has him as a prime suspect. While trying to prove his innocence, Fletch searches for his fiancée's stolen art collection, the inheritance she's acquired after her father goes missing and is presumed dead.
Miramax CEO Bill Block says:
"Fletch's duration over audiences-whether told on paper or the big screen- entertains all and we could not be more thrilled to see what twenty-first century twist these artists create."
Hamm is best known for his iconic role as Don Draper on Mad Men. We're excited to see what he brings the beloved character of Fletch!
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