The reboot of Fletch is underway, adding several major cast members to its team. The reboot called Confess, Fletch will take a new look at the series of novels and 1980s Chevy Chase films. Specifically, it’ll focus on the second novel in the Fletch series, also titled Confess, Fletch.
Mad Men star Jon Hamm will lead the series as Fletcher, an investigative reporter. He’s sure to bring a fresh take on the character originally played by Chase. It’ll follow the plot of the mystery novel series by Gregory McDonald. Hamm will also produce alongside Connie Tavel. Greg Mottola will direct the film. He’s known for his previous work on Superbad and Arrested Development.
The books and film center on the investigative Journalist as he pursues major stories while juggling trouble from his two ex-wives. The second novel finds Fletch as the prime suspect in a murder case. He has to find his fianceés stolen art collection to prove his innocence. But don’t get it twisted, despite the serious nature of the plot, Fletch is quite a comedic series.
The ‘Fletch’ Producers have Added Four New Cast Members
Lorenza Izzo, Ayden Mayeri, Annie Mumolo, and John Slattery have been added to the cast. All will work alongside John Hamm, but for Slattery, this isn’t the first time. They both played major roles on Mad Men. In fact, for his role as Roger Sterling Jr., the actor was nominated for an Emmy four times. He’s also appeared in Ant Man and Iron Man 2.
This won’t be Lorena Izzo’s first time working with a household name, either. She worked alongside Leonardo Dicaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Annie Mumolo is both an actress and a screenwriter, applauded for her work on Bridesmaids. Ayden Mayeri has appeared in iconic films and series like Veep, Marriage Story, and New Girl.
What we don’t know, however, are their roles in the film. Many are curious about how Fletch will be adapted in the 21st century. The cast makes the film look quite promising, and Mad Men fans will likely have a good time seeing Hamm and Slattery on screen together again. The film also doesn’t have a release date.
The Film is Already in Production
The film is already in production, too. With filming spotted in multiple locations around Boston and Greg Molotta posting a photo of a director’s chair to his Twitter.
“Here we go,” he wrote.
Miramax will distribute the film. Bill Block, the CEO of Miramax expressed his excitement in a statement. “Fletch’s duration over audiences — whether told on paper or the big screen — entertains all and we could not be more thrilled to see what 21st century twist these artists create.”