Warner Bros. is planning to reboot the classic 1980s Fletch comedy franchise and they are looking to cast Jason Sudeikis in the iconic role famously played by Chevy Chase. The movie is called Fletch Won, and it's the first in a planned series of films the studio is hoping to make.
The Fletch movies are based on the Gregory McDonald mystery novels that center on an investigative reporter named I. M. Fletcher. I've never read any of the books, but the movies that Chase made were freakin' hilarious. I can only hope that the new films will be just as funny.
I think Sudeikis will be great in the role, but it will be hard to outdo what Chase did. According to THR, Fletch Won is an origin story described as "a gritty action comedy with heart and more tonally in line with McDonald's novels than the Chase movies."
The studio has been trying to get this film off the ground for awhile, but they brought in David List, Steve Golin, and Michael Sugar to write the script, and apparently everyone likes what they've seen. They are now looking for a director to bring it to life.
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