After decades of attempts to revive ’80s Fletch, it was announced last year that Jon Hamm would be stepping into Chevy Chase’s shoes for a reboot of the comedy-noir character, and now the word comes that Brooks, Fletch, based on the second book in Gregory McDonald’s mystery series, will begin shooting in just over two weeks.
Adventure Land and Super bad director Greg Mottola tweeted the surprising news, confirming it was only “2 1/2 weeks out”…
2 1/2 weeks off. pic.twitter.com/qruGs4bC89
— greg mottola (@gregmottola) June 10, 2021
Brooks, Fletch LA Times reporter Irwin Morris finds Fletcher (Hamm) amid multiple murders, one of which considers him the prime suspect. As Fletch tries to prove his innocence, Fletch must find his fiancée’s stolen art collection, the only inheritance she has acquired after her father goes missing and is presumed dead.
The journey to get fletch Back to the Big Screen has seen more twists and turns than the source novels, with the disappointing sequel followed by years of directorial merry-go-rounds (Kevin Smith, Bill Lawrence) and star names that come and go (Zach Braff, Ben Affleck, Jason Lee), but now it seems finally insist that Fletch will take up the matter again.
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