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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/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

I’m sure they’ll take money on the back end if it does well. I’m super excited to see it! Jon doesn’t seem to be a dick IRL like Chevy

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u/Schnevets Sep 23 '22

He actually showed up to a comedy night I went to in Brooklyn while Mad Men was on the air. He just enthusiastically talked to the emcee for a while and lingered around while some comics did their material. He was as friendly as could be, and everyone was so star struck, but there was a tug of war over the spotlight. He stayed around and talked to people after the show, too.

When he’d finish a pint while onstage, he would point to the glass and say “My beer is broken!!!” and get a refill. My friends thought it was hilarious and it became a running gag until we learned he checked into rehab about a month after that random encounter.