Jason Sudeikis to star as Fletch

11 March 2014

We're The Fletchers.

Jason Sudeikis is set to star in a reboot of action comedy Fletch.

The film will return to the role originally made famous by Chevy Chase in 1985, itself based on the book by Gregory McDonald.

In the original film, Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher is an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times who goes undercover. 

This film, supposedly a prequel, has been in various stages of development for around twenty years.

Like Chase, Sudeikis started out on legendary late night sketch show Saturday Night Live. He's since made a name for himself in comedies like Horrible Bosses and last year's We're The Millers.

The new film, currently with a working title of Fletch Won, is aiming to be a "gritty action comedy".

No director is currently attached to the project.

[Source: Den of Geek]