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Just grab your leg warmers and your Gordon Gekko suspenders and head to the multiplex. Over the last dozen years, at least four studios have attempted to revitalize the cult franchise Fletch spawned a far less beloved sequel, Fletch Livesand Ben Affleck, Ryan Reynolds, Jason Lee, Zach Braff, Joshua Jackson, scipt Chase himself have all been approached to play the lead. The Harvard-educated McDonald joined the paper in and was given what sounds like the best job in the world ā€” or in journalism at least.

The book was a best-seller, and the author penned 10 more novels involving the character, most notably the origin story Fletch Won. Hollywood was interested in Fletch from the start.

I admire Mick Jagger, but he is not my idea of a young American male.

But filmmakers had rarely taken full advantage of his ad-libbing chops. Chase has fond memories of the leeway Fletch director Michael Ritchie gave him to improvise.

I thought it was utterly hilarious.

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But Chase admits his reasons for appearing in Fletch Lives were not wholly artistic: It really could have ffletch his Clouseau. It should have been.

Smith was a hot property after the success of his Miramax-backed film Chasing Amyand Snider asked sxript there was a project he wanted to do. As a matter of fact, there was.


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Smith pitched Son of Fletch scrjpt, in which Chase would reprise his portrayal of I. Smith never placed that call. Smith told List he would see if Harvey Weinstein, his mentor at Miramax, was interested in the books.

It was Miramax co-president of production Bob Osher, who told List he was in a car with Harvey Weinstein on the way to a screening and that they had seven minutes to make a Fletch deal. But Reynolds was disinclined to play such an indelible character.

Disney had bought Miramax 10 scrippt earlier, and the relationship had become increasingly fraught. The Fletch Won train, it seemed, was finally departing from development hell. After the disappointment of losing Affleck, Smith says he resumed his old argument with Weinstein: According to Smith, the lack of progress caused tension between him and List.

So it created a bad situation. I would dread receiving phone calls from him. But List wanted funny disguises and sā€” like that.

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My knowledge bears some stark scropt. Among the properties they took with them was Fletch. Smith himself had doubts. But his thing is not that. By the summer ofWeinstein was in danger of losing the Fletch rights. List put into the contract that I could have nothing to do with this movie ever again at The Weinstein Company. It becomes a clash of ego. And if Kevin took it personally, I regret that.

Now, Smith thought, Weinstein had to take the notion of casting Lee seriously. Zach Braff was still intrigued by the idea of playing Fletch. Whoever takes on the remake really has to nail it. Weinstein, on the other hand, adored the screenplay, greenlit the movie, and officially offered the role to Ryan Reynolds. So did Justin Long. And so did the half dozen other actors who were offered the part. An increasingly disillusioned List was now extending the Fletch rights agreement with The Weinstein Company on a cautious year-to-year basis.


The producer claims that Weinstein, a legendarily tough negotiator, tried to get him to grant those extensions for free. As it happens, there was one easy way the Weinsteins could extend their control over the rights ā€” they could make a Fletch movie, any Fletch movie, no matter how little it cost.

List says The Weinstein Company told him they were going to make a cut-rate Fletch Won if he did not give them an extension for free. The Weinsteins had bought the rights to the character of Modesty Blaise, a female adventurer who originally appeared in a British newspaper comic strip, for Miramax golden boy Quentin Tarantino, a huge fan of the fictional heroine. Tarantino never got around to doing anything with the project, so Miramax produced My Name Is Modesty to ensure the property stayed with the company.

These efforts went nowhere: Sadly, the possibility that Gregory McDonald would ever see Fletch return to the big screen ended on Sept. Harry Stein delivered his Fletch Won script in April Whether that decision was a merely creative one is open for debate. Will a new movie ever get made?

Perhaps it will be Chase himself. David List, on the other hand, remains optimistic. It is a response that continues to amaze Andrew Bergman, the man who actually wrote most of those lines.

Somebody told me that his son had gone to Princeton, and in order to get into scrit eating club, you had to have memorized Fletch.