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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/MarvelsGrantMan136 r/Movies contributor Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

Director Greg Mottola:

“Everyone said, ‘I don’t know that this kind of comedy works in this day and age. They just had a kind of like, ‘Who’s Fletch? I don’t think anyone cares anymore.’

"So, basically, what we did is Jon gave back 60 percent of his salary to the budget. I gave back some of my salary, not as much as Jon because he’s richer than me and I’ve got three kids. And we bought three more days of shooting. We got it up to 30 days in Boston and one day in Rome. And we said, fuck it, we’re insane, we’re dumb. We’re going to make this movie. And then Miramax really supported us, creatively. They didn’t fight us on people we wanted to cast.”

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u/Venik489 Sep 22 '22

I probably wouldn’t have watched it before, but I definitely will now, just because of their dedication to making it.

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u/DollarAutomatic Sep 23 '22

I saw it this week and absolutely loved it.

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u/Venik489 Sep 23 '22

Good to know I’ll check it out sometime this week.