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Fletch reboot moves from WB to Relativity with Jason Sudeikis in lead role

04.15.2015

It has been a year since we heard Warner Bros was looking to cast Jason Sudeikis in the reboot of FLETCH. Now, the news still has the HORRIBLE BOSSES star taking over the Chevy Chase role but now at a different studio. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Relativity Media is trying to obtain the rights to the FLETCH novels with an eye to film the new movie.

This is the latest in a long line of attempts to make a sequel or remake to FLETCH. The most popular version was going to be called FLETCH WON with Kevin Smith directing Jason Lee. That never came to fruition, so this version may not either. FLETCH has a large fan-base and a very disappointing sequel. At this point, the remake is far enough removed that it could happen without an entire generation knowing about the original movies.

Relativity is headed by Tucker Tooley who produced Sudeikis in WE'RE THE MILLERS, so they have an existing relationship that could help get this project going. I like Sudeikis as an actor and he could make the role his own as the plan is to adapt the first book in the eleven novel series rather than remake the Chevy Chase film. Here's hoping this one lands a decent screenwriter and director.

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5:55AM on 04/17/2015

I don't wanna pull rank on you but I'm with the mattress police

I think Jason Lee would have been a good choice, but I'm down to see what sudeikis brings to the table. It's gonna be weird to see anyone else in this role other than Chevy though!
I think Jason Lee would have been a good choice, but I'm down to see what sudeikis brings to the table. It's gonna be weird to see anyone else in this role other than Chevy though!
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12:27PM on 04/16/2015
Sudeikis annoys me for some reason and I don't find him that funny. So unless trailer wows me, I'll pass.
Sudeikis annoys me for some reason and I don't find him that funny. So unless trailer wows me, I'll pass.
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9:54PM on 04/15/2015

Claude Henry Smoot!

Sometimes I think I'm the only one that loves Fletch Lives...
Sometimes I think I'm the only one that loves Fletch Lives...
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12:06AM on 04/16/2015
Whoops I stepped on her mustache.
Whoops I stepped on her mustache.
5:43AM on 04/16/2015
nah I loved Fletch Lives as much as the first one. His televangelist character was hilarious! That whole scene with him was pretty funny!
nah I loved Fletch Lives as much as the first one. His televangelist character was hilarious! That whole scene with him was pretty funny!
7:49PM on 04/15/2015
Get Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde as the leading lady in the movie and I'll be there on opening day.
Get Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde as the leading lady in the movie and I'll be there on opening day.
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5:03PM on 04/15/2015
Sudeikis is a way better choice than Jason Lee ever was, for this particular role.
Sudeikis is a way better choice than Jason Lee ever was, for this particular role.
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4:59PM on 04/15/2015
If the plan is to reboot the entire thing from ground zero with a direct adaptation of the books instead of remaking the movie, then I think Sudeikis would be a great way to go. The first film was great and Chevy Chase definitely did a good job with the character. Sudeikis would be able to bring the same sensibilities to the character but make it his own at the same time.
If the plan is to reboot the entire thing from ground zero with a direct adaptation of the books instead of remaking the movie, then I think Sudeikis would be a great way to go. The first film was great and Chevy Chase definitely did a good job with the character. Sudeikis would be able to bring the same sensibilities to the character but make it his own at the same time.
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