Word here in Hollywood is that the Fletch reboot is finally gaining some momentum, and a big comedy name is even attached. Jason Sudeikis is close to signing a deal that would have him take over the comedic role that Chevy Chase made famous in Fletch and Fletch Lives.
The key here is that the studio finally has a script they like, and it’s based on one of the best Fletch books, Fletch Won.
Author Gregory McDonald created the gumshoe reporter, and Fletch Won serves as a type of prequel in the book series which would be a perfect fit for rebooting a film franchise.
Sudeikis would be a stellar pick to fill out those Hawaiian shirts and Lakers jerseys that Chase used to wear. The person who plays Fletch must have a wry sense of humor, be able to command the screen and even have a handle on the ability to be a little bit of an action star. Sudeikis has shown that he can do that with his turns in Horrible Bosses and We’re the Millers.