- Jon Hamm will star and produce the reboot of 'Fletch.'
Jon Hamm will be starring and producing a reboot of the 1985 movie Fletch. The movie will be directed by Superbad‘s Greg Mottola for Miramax.
Based on the Chevy Chase movies which are based on Gregory Mcdonald’s 1970s and 1980s Fletch mystery novels, the new adaptation will focus on the second book in the book series titled 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.
“Fletch’s duration over audiences- whether told on paper or the big screen- entertains every type of audience and we could not be more thrilled to see what twenty-first century twist these artists create,” says Miramax CEO Bill Block.
Hamm will produce alongside manager/producer Connie Tavel. Zev Borow (Lethal Weapon) will write the script.
“Producing this film with Jon has been a long-time dream of mine and with Zev and Greg on board to write and direct, I really believe that this will be an exciting and modern reimagining of this beloved character,” says Connie Tavel.
The 1985 film was directed by Michael Ritchie and released by Universal and made close to $60 million worldwide at the time.
Hamm is repped by CAA, Forward Entertainment, and attorney David Weber and Mottola is repped by UTA. Greg Mcdonald is repped by David List, who is also an executive producer for the film.