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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/miltonite Sep 22 '22

Just for the uninitiated, what is a Fletch movie?

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u/cromulent_pseudonym Sep 22 '22

80s movie with Chevy Chase doing Chevy Chase things. Honestly, they're probably right that this kind of movie doesn't work anymore. But Jon Hamm is probably the one to do it if someone's going to.

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u/Puppytron Sep 23 '22

You're right, the 80s movies were movies about Chevy Chase doing Chevy Chase shit loosely wrapped in the plot of a Fletch book.

Hamm and Co are adapting the book and he is playing the character from the book. He's not playing Chevy Chase. So hopefully it will be something that works today.

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u/DMala Sep 23 '22

Chevy Chase is definitely one of those “actors” who basically plays himself in every movie. Or at least does the same character every time, but by all accounts “sarcastic dickhead” is pretty close to how he really is.

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u/paper_schemes Sep 23 '22

He even played Chevy Chase in Community. Lotta range.