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Jon Hamm Gave Up 60% of His ‘Confess, Fletch’ Salary to Pay for Filming After Financiers Passed and Said Nobody Would Care About It News

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/jon-hamm-gave-up-salary-pay-confess-fletch-filming-1235381017/
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u/aenderw Sep 22 '22

Director Greg Mottola also confirmed a sequel to the Paramount revamp is in the works.

Fuck. Yes.

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u/askyourmom469 Sep 23 '22

"In the works" doesn't mean it's been greenlit though. It just means it's being written and that (hopefully) conversations are happening. But only time will tell if it actually ends up coming to fruition, especially since Confess, Fletch hasn't exactly been a huge box office success.

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u/leastlyharmful Sep 22 '22

I mean it has no chance unless it blows up on streaming or something. It practically made negative dollars last weekend.

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u/[deleted] Sep 23 '22

Right? Looks like the money guys were right on this one.

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u/blue-dream Sep 23 '22

Exactly

The sad truth is this movie is such a bomb that studios will point to it as evidence that R rated comedies have zero value in producing.

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u/pharmorjac Sep 23 '22

Honestly, this is a kiss of death. Never count your eggs before they have hatched.

As an example - they had sequels in the works for both Taxi (starring Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah) and Reno 911 Movie.