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movie casting thread: FLETCH WON

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Hey Now!, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. Hey Now!

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    from kevin smith's web site:

    "Kevin Smith, a cornerstone director for both Miramax chief Harvey Weinstein and Dimension topper Bob Weinstein, has committed to direct "Fletch One" for Miramax...

    Smith has completed the first draft of "Fletch One." The pic will continue the exploits of the journalist-mystery solving character played in two films by Chevy Chase. But in much the same way that early Elmore Leonard adaptations barely resembled the author's prose until Scott Frank adapted "Get Shorty" and "Out of Sight," Smith promised a close adherence to the distinctive dialogue and plotting that McDonald put into his novel series.

    "The other 'Fletch' films were Chevy vehicles with a Lakers fetish," said Smith. "We've taken an early novel where the author told the origin of how Fletch got his job on a newspaper. It will stick much closer to McDonald's brilliant dialogue and great characters, and the model for this film is 'Out of Sight.' Though these actors know nothing about this, I've worked down to a short list of Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon and Adam Sandler for the role of Fletch."

    ok, i think... think (hope?) his list is a joke. i'm fairly certain it is. i know smith wants jason lee, and frankly, i think lee's an inspired choice but the accompanying piece indicates lee's out, per the studio, and if so.... who should do it?

    who has that perfect blend of smarmy smartass and disarming charm? owen wilson was the one and only guy i could think of (likely too old, but..). maybe, if they could reign him in, the guy who plays stiffler... maybe. maybe.... and fallon wouldn't be terrible... but man, i'm at a loss and this is only the single most important casting decision since the role of billy in beverly hills cop 1....
     
  2. Kilgore Trout

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    That sucks jason lee would be perfect for the part.
     
  3. TheFreak

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    VINCE VAUGHN
     
  4. Drewdog

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    Why not Chevy Chase?

    Im dying for another GOOD and funny Chevy Chase movie.

    Dude probably needs to slim down a bit, but I think he still has the wit to be Fletch again... no?

    Vince Vaughn would be money.
     
  5. boomboom

    boomboom I GOT '99 PROBLEMS
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    Dammit Drew...I was just about to say the same thing. Chevy's last major effort (Vegas Vacation?) was not very good.

    Give me Chevy or give me no Fletch!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. KingCheetah

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    Ben Affleck would be perfect for this role, pull your heads out and think about it. They could find a way to cast Jennifer Lopez in the movie as his love interest--how could that possible be bad? Those two were meant to work together, its Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for the 21st century... :rolleyes:
     
  7. coma

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    Jason Lee would be good.

    Vince Vaughn or David Duchovny would be the next choices.

    If not these guys, then perhaps Sandler would be a decent job. Or how about John Cusack?
     
  8. The Real Shady

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    Will Smith as Fletch? I don't think so.

    I could see Vince Vaughn, Jason Lee, or Ben Affleck portraying a young Irwin Fletcher.
     
  9. Rocketman95

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    I'd grown used to the idea of Jason Lee, so I say if it can't be him Smith should pick Cusack or Duchovny.
     
  10. VesceySux

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    Screw Jason Lee. I want Jason MEWS...

    Ah, I can see it now:

    "Yo, pops! Let's roll up a nice f***ing fatty together and rock the motherf***ing ganja till them b**** ass hoes in this joint look like that f***ing big titty chick who works at the Quik Stop!"
     
  11. CBrownFanClub

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    You should see my shoes.

    Wooooch.
     
  12. TheFreak

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    Too bad Chris Farley died...

    Ron Livingston, anyone?
     
  13. mrpaige

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    I'm all for a good Chevy Chase movie, and I wouldn't mind seeing another Chevy Chase as Fletch movie (even though Fletch Lives was awful), but I don't think he could do Fletch Won since it's a sort-of Year One story.
     
  14. Drewdog

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    I like the idea of Cusak too.

    His humor is kind of Chase-ish.

    While were on it... what about John Favreau?
     
  15. TheFreak

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    I love him but he just seems too 'nice'.

    I couldn't see him saying "how 'bout lunch at the Inn & Out Burger......no? How 'bout just the 'in and out'?"
     
  16. Rocketman95

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    Totally off-topic. When we were in Vegas last weekend, I was riding the elevator with the girl that met me out there. I told her we were "doing In and Out tonight", meaning, we were going to eat at the greatest fast food place in the world that night.

    Yeah, the elderly woman riding in the elevator with us didn't know that's what I meant. At least the look on her face conveyed that.

    :D

    Back on topic, Jon Favreau might be pretty good. Dude's gotten fat lately though.
     
  17. MadMax

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    i will see it because....well...i just will...it's freaking fletch.

    but chevy chase IS fletch. hard for me to imagine someone assuming that role.
     

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