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Warner Bros Rebooting the Chevy Chase Action Comedy Fletch

2 February 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

After purchasing the rights to the book series by Gregory McDonald, the studio would like to bring back the master of disguise in a big screen re-imagining. The original films Fletch and Fletch Lives starred Chevy Chase, in his self proclaimed favorite role, as the investigative reporter Irwin M. Fletcher with soft spot for long monologues and a variety of costumes. Digging for the truth, he topples large drug trafficking rings and a televangelist. The two mid-to-late 80s films were very loosely based upon the novels with the comedy aspects intentionally heightened. Winning two Edgar Allen Poe Awards, the series of 11 novels covers the life of the newsman as he amasses a small fortune, travels the globe, has a son, and avoids alimony payments to his two ex-wives. He must use his wits »

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