After gestating for several years at Warner Bros., the Fletch reboot has been given new life again, with Relativity Media picking up the project after Warner Bros. dropped it, and Jason Sudeikis still in talks to star as the title character. The actor was being eyed for the lead role when it was set up at Warner Bros. We last reported on the reboot back in May 2011, when Warner Bros. brought on screenwriter David Mandel (The Dictator), but The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Relativity is currently seeking new writers, so it seems unlikely that David Mandel's draft will be used.
Relativity is joining forces with the Boies/Schiller Film Group to acquire all 11 Fletch novels written by Gregory McDonald. The author's first Fletch book was published in 1974, centering on a journalist named I.M. Fletcher who tries to cover his investigative reporting assignments while dealing with his two ex-wives. This reboot is expected to be an origin story, but it isn't known if this will be based on the book Fletch Won, the eighth in Gregory McDonald's series which follows Fletch's first big career break.Read More
Focus Features has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the drama Race. Jason Sudeikis is joining fellow cast member, Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, in the spectacular true story of Olympic legend Jesse Owens, who will be portrayed by rising star Stephan James. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling worldwide sales on Race.
Race, to be directed by Emmy Award winner Stephen Hopkins, begins principal photography on July 24th in Montreal and on location at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where the real-life hero won a record-breaking four Olympic gold medals in 1936. The new film has the support of the Owens family, the Jesse Owens Foundation, the Jesse Owens Trust and the Luminary Group.Read More
The teaser trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 has arrived, giving us our first look at this sequel which reunites the cast of the 2011 original. Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman are back to seek revenge after the new business they've started is pulled out from underneath them by a slick investor. Check it out as they launch a plan to kidnap the investor's adult son, which leads to some very unfortunate circumstances. Also returning are Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey who appear in this first footage along with newcomers Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz.
Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in Horrible Bosses 2. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor's adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.Read More
After playing a disgruntled employee who hires an assassin in the New Line comedy Horrible Bosses, Jason Sudeikis has signed on to play a hitman himself in Relativity Media's Untitled Heist Comedy, which was formerly known as Loomis Fargo.
Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig are attached to star in the comedy, based on the true story of four Southerners who managed to pull off a $20 million heist. Zach Galifianakis stars as a disgruntled armored truck driver, who teams up with his workplace crush (Kristen Wiig) and her crew to rob the bank's vault. After they double-cross the driver in Mexico, he becomes hell-bent on getting his revenge. No further details were given for Jason Sudeikis' hitman character.Read More
Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie have signed on to star in the Sidney Kimmel Entertainment comedy Sleeping with Other People, which is being shopped to international buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.
The story centers on a womanizer (Jason Sudeikis) and a serial cheater (Alison Brie) who form a platonic friendship in an effort to curb their unfaithful ways. Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Jason Mantzoukas and Natasha Lyonne have also signed on for unspecified supporting roles.Read More
Tumbledown, a romantic comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, has begun principal photography in Devens, Massachusetts, it was announced by producers Kristin Hahn and Bron Studios' Aaron L. Gilbert and Margot Hand. Dianna Agron, Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne, Joe Manganiello and Richard Masur also star. Tumbledown is directed by Sean Mewshaw from an original screenplay by Desi Van Til.
Deep in the Maine woods, Hannah (Hall) is unable to move on after the death of her husband, an acclaimed musician and the subject of a biography she's struggling to write, when she meets Andrew, a brash New York academic who has a different take on her husband's life - and death. The unlikely pair must collaborate to craft the famous singer's story and begin to write the next chapter in their lives together.Read More
Jason Sudeikis is in negotiations to star in an upcoming reboot of Fletch entitled Fletch Won. The film will be a potential launching pad for a comedy franchise centered around the character first played by Chevy Chase.
Based on a series of Gregory McDonald mystery novels, the story follows an investigative reporter named I. M. Fletcher. While staying on a beach watching the drug culture for a story, a millionaire businessman named Alan Stanwyk approaches Fletch and contracts him to murder him. The man tells the reporter that he is dying of bone cancer and wants to avoid a slow, painful death. After accepting $1000 to entertain the idea, the man offer him $20,000 to fulfill the task. Fletch talks him up to $50,000 to test and see if the millionaire is serious. Fletch then begins investigating the man's story in between investigating the drug story on the beach and avoiding the two attorneys after him for alimony for each of his ex-wives.Read More