Jason Sudeikis May Be The New ‘Fletch’

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There were a number of years in the mid 2000s where Hollywood was buzzing with rumors that Zach Braff would be filling Chevy Chase’s shoes in a reboot of the Fletch franchise. Those conversations eventually cooled around the time Scrubs went off the air, and as far as we were concerned so did the heat around the Fletch franchise.

Apparently, we were wrong.

A new article from The Hollywood Reporter claims We’re The Millers star Jason Sudeikis is currently in talks with Warner Bros. to star in Fletch Won. The film will be an origin story, and is expected to be the first film in a big screen franchise based on Gregory McDonald’s mystery novel series which is comprised of 12 books. The Chase-lead Fletch series only features two films.

David List, who manages the McDonald estate, is producing alongside Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Michael Sugar. No writer or director have yet been named.

Sudeikis has yet to publicly comment on the rumors, but as Horrible Bosses 2 promotion gets underway I am sure it will be a hot topic of conversation. You can view a trailer for the Chevy Chase version of Fletch below.

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