Warner Bros. wants everyone to know it is definitely making its Fletch reboot, Fletch Won, this time. Sure, it’s been 25 years since Irwin M. Fletcher (played by Chevy Chase in two movies) graced our screens, but the studio has finally found the perfect guy for the role—fellow Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis, who will topline the “gritty action comedy” that serves as an origin story for the character, created by novelist Gregory McDonald.
The latest script is by David List, who has no credits to his name, but is producing the project with Steve Golin and Michael Sugar. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it “passed muster” with the studio and attracted Sudeikis. Like so many proposed studio reboots of a once-beloved franchise, this film promises to stick closer to the original source material.
Sudeikis is a safe but perfectly solid choice for the role, and he’s one of those actors with a weirdly strong track record at the box office. Horrible Bosses and We’re the Millers both pulled in more than $200 million worldwide, and there’s no reason to think Fletch Won wouldn’t make some serious bank either, although Sudeikis has never headlined a comedy by his lonesome before.