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Old 07-26-06, 09:36 PM
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This Lawrence/Braff news is just about as great as I was hoping for. I wasn't ever eagerly anticipating a new Fletch movie, but now, you bet your ass I am... Perfect choices.

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Old 07-27-06, 03:06 PM
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Looks like my secret fantasy of seeing a new Fletch movie starring Vince Vaughn is not going to happen.
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Looks like Braff is off the Fletch project

http://www.joblo.com/no-fletch-for-braff
Old 04-25-07, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Not a bad choice. I'd still prefer Jason Lee.

this is really the only choice for me.
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do none of you watch Scrubs? Bill Lawrence is a great choice and the article certainly made it seem like he will stick closer to the books than the broad humor. I'm a lot more excited about seeing this with Bill Lawrence doing it than Kevin Smith.
Agreed.
In my opinion Bill Lawrence is a fricken genius. Scrubs is the funniest show on TV probally in all of TV history at thats a bold fucking statement, & coming from a guy who like alot of sitcoms/comedies.
Zach Braff is probally better fit for the role. Don't get me wrong Jason Lee is great & 'my name is earl' is a good show but my bia's is Scrubs.
The only thing Ryan Reynolds has going for him is that he is Canadian.
Old 04-25-07, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Giles
I get Zach confused with Dax Shephard - I thought I was seeing Zach with bleached hair in the 'Employee of the Month' trailer.
LOL, same here.
Old 04-25-07, 11:01 AM
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I think Ryan Reynolds would be ok. Even though I don't care for the movie, he showed a lot of great sarcasm and confidence in Van Wilder. And he was even on an episode of Scrubs, so he's worked with Bill Lawrence. He was pretty funny there.
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I find it amusing that folks are replying to posts that are almost two years old! Is this movie EVER getting made?

On that note happy birthday to Jason Lee, who was only 34 when this thread was started and is now 37.
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Originally Posted by Cygnet74
ryan reynolds' mannerisms remind me of chevy chase. always thought he'd make a good "young" fletch. hope braff doesn't play Fletch as a neurotic.
Aren't these guys like 35? How old do you think a young newspaper reporter is? They should cast Joseph Gordon Levitt. He's only a couple of years too old to be playing the role.
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Kinda glad Zack Braff is no longer going to play Fletch, I just couldn't picture him as Fletch.

I recently read all the books and some actors I can see playing Fletch:
Ryan Gosling
James Franco
Jason Lee
Ryan Reynolds
Seann William Scott
Dax Sheperd
Dane Cook
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I actually don't mind seeing Will Smith as Fletch.
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Jason Lee is too old to play Fletch in "Fletch Won".

I remember trying to find a precise indicator when I read through the series again about a year ago and the best you can pin it is that he's in his early 20's at the oldest in "Fletch Won" and possibly as young as 18 or 19.

Circa "Mallrats" Lee woulda been able to pull it off and even 7 years ago when he was first attached to the project he was pushing it. You look at Jason Lee now and he's simply not right for the role.

I woulda loved to have seen Lee in the role but that time has passed and it's time to look to someone else.

FOR THE RECORD, THIS IS A CHARACTER THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ROUGHLY 18-22

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Good news. I can't stand Braff. Whew.
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Enter John Krasinski...

Krasinski New Favorite for 'Fletch'
By WENN | Friday, June 22, 2007

HOLLYWOOD - The Office star John Krasinski is the hot favorite to play Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher in a new adaptation of Gregory McDonald's series of novels.

A number of actors have been considered as successors to Chevy Chase--who played Fletch in three 1980s films--including Jason Lee, Ryan Reynolds and most recently Joshua Jackson.

But Krasinski admits he is in the running for the role. He tells MTV News, "My name was tossed around a little bit for the role, and it's something that (I might consider).

"I have no idea (if they'll cast me). I've been shooting a movie down in North Carolina, so I've kind of lost touch with who (else) is in the running.

"I read the script, and it is hilarious. It's just one of those things that is so terrifying, to step up and be in a role that was done so perfectly.

"I mean, Chevy Chase not only created that role, but he did it pretty damn well. So (playing that character) is a scary situation. I don't know what's going on with it right now, but I am sure whoever does it will be fantastic. You just have to have some guts to do that."
http://www.hollywood.com/news/Krasin...Fletch/4298440

Or is it Joshua Jackson?

Joshua Jackson lands Fletch role?
By WENN world entertainment news - Tuesday, June 12 03:30 pm

Former Dawson's Creek actor Joshua Jackson has reportedly beaten some of Hollywood's biggest names to land the title role in Fletch Won.

Jackson will play investigative reporter Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher, a part made famous by Chevy Chase in the 1985 comedy Fletch and its 1989 follow-up Fletch Lives, according to website IESB.net.

Among the actors previously linked to the role were Brad Pitt, Jason Lee, Ryan Reynolds and Zach Braff.

Director Steve Pink has also signed up for the project, which was originally to be directed by Kevin Smith.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/wenn/200706...e-c60bd6d.html
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I'd rather have neither of them as the new Fletch. What about Andy Samberg currently on SNL. He's pretty funny.
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Shia?
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what about someone no one really knows and thus haven't seen any other roles they were in to not believe they could play a legendary character?
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...there were only two Fletch films, not 3 as the article states.
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From the above article:
"A number of actors have been considered as successors to Chevy Chase--who played Fletch in three 1980s films--including Jason Lee, Ryan Reynolds and most recently Joshua Jackson."

Did I miss a movie or is that wrong info? (EDIT: Oops, didn't see that last post)

It's funny I usually prefer the book over the movie every time, but in this case I saw the movie Fletch way before I read the books. I remember when I eventually picked up the book I was disappointed because the character was almost nothing like Chevy Chase. Now after reading almost all of them I can appreciate the books but Chevy's style still has a place in my heart.

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If John Krasinsky did it, would Fletch look at the camera every once in a while?
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I imagine the box-office performance of "License to Wed" will decide whether or not Krasinski is a big enough "name" to carry this movie. They're on their third director at this point but at the end of the day this is still a Weinsten Co. release and the Weinstens are still the ones who wouldn't let Kevin Smith cast Jason Lee because his movies generally failed to break the $30 million mark.

I personally think "License to Wed" looks terrible but if it means getting Krasinski cast then I hope to God that it makes a ton of money at the box office. Nobody EVER associated with the Fletch character past or present is as perfect as Krasinski.

"A number of actors have been considered as successors to Chevy Chase--who played Fletch in three 1980s films--including Jason Lee, Ryan Reynolds and most recently Joshua Jackson."
If I had to guess I'd say that this bit of erroneous information stems from the fact that a lot of late-90's Chevy Chase DVD's prematurely listed the "Fletch 3" project (the pre-"Won" project which would have been a sequel with Chase directed by Kevin Smith at Universal) in his filmography. I believe a lot of DVD's from the same time listed "Ghostbusters 3" in the filmography of Dan Aykroyd. I'm fairly certain that most of those early filmographies (which are rarely included in DVD's at all anymore now that I think about it) were just pulled from IMDB.

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Old 06-24-07, 08:04 PM
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Luke Wilson would make a great Fletch.
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For what it's worth, I highly recommend picking up at least the first Fletch book from your library. It was a great book, won the Edgar Award for best mystery when it came out. The movie was a great adaptation but different enough that you can read the book and not know what is going to happen.

There were eight or nine Fletch books if I remember right.
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There were eight or nine Fletch books if I remember right.
There are 9 "Fletch" books and 6 other books from two spinoff series. The order in parentheses are their chronological position:

Fletch (4)
Confess, Fletch (6)
Fletch's Fortune (11)
Fletch and the Widow Bradley (3)
Fletch's Moxie (12)
Fletch and the Man Who (13)
Carioca Fletch (5)
Fletch Won (1)
Fletch Too (2)

A character introduced in "Confess, Fletch" was spun off into his own 4-book series:

Flynn (7)
The Buck Passes Flynn (8)
Flynn's In (9)
Flynn's World (10)

A relationship in "Fletch's Fortune" also resulted in a son who was the primary character in another 2-book spinoff series:

Son of Fletch (14)
Fletch Reflected (15)
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I'd prefer Bill Hader as Fletch. He's the next guy from SNL who will prob be big given the right comedy.

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