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Encyclopedia > Fletch Won (film)
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Fletch Won
Directed by Bill Lawrence
Produced by David List
Written by Bill Lawrence (screenplay)
Gregory Mcdonald (novel)
Starring Zach Braff (in talks)
Distributed by The Weinstein Company
Release date(s) 2007
Country USA
Language English
Preceded by Fletch Lives (1989)
IMDb profile

Fletch Won is a film currently in pre-production, based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Gregory Mcdonald. It will be the third motion picture to feature the character of wisecracking reporter Fletch, after Fletch (1985) and Fletch Lives (1989), both of which starred Chevy Chase. Fletch Won is being directed by Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence, with Scrubs actor Zach Braff in talks to star. The film is set to start shooting in April 2007, during Scrubs's hiatus.[1] Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Crystal_Clear_app_aktion. ... Bill Lawrence (born 1969[1]) is a creator, writer, producer, and director of television programmes. ... Gregory Mcdonald is an American mystery writer best-known for his Fletch character, as played by Chevy Chase in the movie of the same name. ... Zachary I. Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American television and film actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. ... The Weinstein Company is an independent American film studio founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 2005 after the pair left the Disney-owned Miramax Films, which they had co-founded in 1979. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Fletch Lives is a 1989 comedy film starring Chevy Chase. ... Fletch Won is the eighth book in the Fletch series of mystery/comedy novels written by Gregory Mcdonald, and was published in 1985. ... Gregory Mcdonald is an American mystery writer best-known for his Fletch character, as played by Chevy Chase in the movie of the same name. ... Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about a wisecracking investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin Fletcher (Chevy Chase, at the height of his popularity), who writes under the name of Jane Doe. ... Fletch Lives is a 1989 comedy film starring Chevy Chase. ... Chevy Chase (born Cornelius Crane Chase on October 8, 1943) is an Emmy Award-winning American comedian, writer, and television and film actor. ... Scrubs is an American situation comedy that premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence, who also co-created Spin City. ... Bill Lawrence (born 1969[1]) is a creator, writer, producer, and director of television programmes. ... Zachary I. Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American television and film actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. ...


History

A follow-up to Fletch Lives had been discussed in the nineties, but never came to fruition. In June 2000, however, Variety announced that Kevin Smith was set to write and direct a Fletch film at Miramax Films, after the rights to the books, which Universal Studios had owned, reverted.[2] At the time, Miramax co-head Harvey Weinstein gushed, "With [Smith] at the helm, we have the chance to make Fletch Miramax Films' first-ever franchise." Variety is a daily magazine for the entertainment industry. ... Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, film director, and the founder of View Askew Productions. ... Miramax Films was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or, officially, Universal City Studios), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of... Harvey Weinstein at Cannes, 2002 Harvey Weinstein CBE (Hon) (born March 19, 1952) is an American film producer. ...


Smith spent some time deciding which Fletch novel to adapt for the screen before settling on Fletch Won, which follows Fletch in his early years as newspaper junior reporter. Smith, an avowed fan of the books, intended to follow the novel's plot and characters much more closely than earlier Fletch films had. Around this time, Smith mentioned Jason Lee and Ben Affleck as possible choices to play Fletch.[3] Fletch Won is the eighth book in the Fletch series of mystery/comedy novels written by Gregory Mcdonald, and was published in 1985. ... Jason Lee may refer to: Jason Lee (missionary) (1803–1845), American missionary and pioneer in the Oregon Territory Jason Scott Lee (born 1966), Asian-American film actor Jason Lee (actor) (born 1970), American actor in TV series My Name is Earl, Church of Scientology member, and former professional skateboarder Jason... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American film actor, director, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ...


In August 2003, Entertainment Weekly reported that the film was set to start shooting in January, with Smith still at the helm. The role of Fletch remained uncast, with Smith considering a list ranging from Affleck to actors like Brad Pitt, Will Smith, and Jimmy Fallon.[3] Filming was delayed, however, and Smith eventually left the project in October 2005, stating on The Howard Stern Show that a studio executive told him that they "weren't in the 'Chevy Chase' business any more." [citation needed] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. ... Willard Christopher Will Smith, Jr. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the former personal attorney and partner of Anna Nicole Smith, see Howard K. Stern. ...


Smith was replaced as writer/director by Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence, and Scrubs star Zach Braff was rumored to be in talks for the lead role.[1] In January 2007, Braff posted on his web site that "Bill Lawrence is writing and directing Fletch in the spring and he wants me to play young Fletch, but no firm plans are in place yet. He is still writing the script."[4] Scrubs is an American situation comedy that premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence, who also co-created Spin City. ... Bill Lawrence (born 1969[1]) is a creator, writer, producer, and director of television programmes. ... Zachary I. Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American television and film actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. ...


The film will be Lawrence's directorial debut. He has enthused, "Not only can I recite the original Fletch movie line for line, I actually read all the Greg Mcdonald books as a kid. Consider me obsessed--I'm going to try as hard as I can not to screw this up."[1] Lawrence is signed to direct both Fletch Won and a sequel.[1]


References

  1. ^ a b c d Lawrence to Write & Direct Fletch Movies!. ComingSoon.net (2006-07-26). Retrieved on 2007-02-17.
  2. ^ M'max, Smith fetch 'Fletch' for franchise. by Jonathan Bing and Claude Brodesser, Variety. (2000-06-29). Retrieved on 2007-02-17.
  3. ^ a b In the News: 'Fletch' Lives. by Liane Bonin, Entertainment Weekly. (2003-08-13). Retrieved on 2007-02-17.
  4. ^ The Most Awesomest Blog Ever Written. ZachBraff.com (2007-01-17). Retrieved on 2007-02-17.

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