'Fletch' Reboot Starring Jason Sudeikis Gets New Studio


'Fletch' Reboot Starring Jason Sudeikis Gets New Studio


After being dropped by Universal Studios, the reboot of the 1985 comedy flick has found new home at Relativity Studios.
A reboot for 1985's comedy flick "Fletch" has found new home at Relativity Studios after being dropped by Universal Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The site reports that Relativity is teaming up with Boies/Schiller Film Group to get the film's rights.

The studio is also in negotiations with Jason Sudeikis, who was eyed to star as the titular Irwin M. Fletcher when it was set up at Warner Bros. Warners purchased the rights to the project back in 2011.

According to the site, Relativity and Boies/Schiller are now meeting up with writers for the project, that is expected to be an origin story of sorts.

"Fletch" is based on the original Gregory McDonald novels which tells story of Irwin, a reporter who juggles writing exposes while avoiding headaches caused by his two ex-wives. The 1985 version of the movie starring Chevy Chase was directed by Michael Ritchie with a script from Andrew Bergman.

The reboot will be produced by Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, Boies/Schiller's president Zach Schiller, David List who reps Gregory's estate and John Rickard. Meanwhile, Relativity president Tucker Tooley, Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Michael Sugar will be the executive producers.


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