There seems to be a real Phoenix quality to the idea of revisiting Gregory McDonald’s famed character in the movies. Kevin Smith was going to do it…now he won’t. But now it looks like someone else is on board:
ComingSoon.net has confirmed that “Spin City” co-creator and Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence will write and direct the next two “Fletch” films for The Weinstein Company, of which the first remains Fletch Won. Kevin Smith, who was previously attached, is not involved.
Smith had wanted to cast My Name is earl star Jason Lee in the title role, but “Scrubs” star Zach Braff was reportedly also a frontrunner for the role. Now that Lawrence is indeed on board, Braff definitely has an edge over other actors.
Fletch Won will continue the exploits of the journalist-mystery
solving character played in two films by Chevy Chase and based on
Gregory Mcdonald’s novels.
Yeah…I could see Braff doing it.