A new Fletch has been in the works for a while. A number of actors have been rumored to be replacing Chevy Chase in an adaptation of Fletch Won. First it was Jason Lee, then Ryan Reynolds, then Zach Braff. The ill-fitting Jonathan "Pacey" Jackson was the last person whose name went into the hat. Now, The Office's John Krasinski is revealing that producers have contacted him about the role.
The actor stated, "Oh, wow, thank you, that's such a huge compliment. My name was tossed around a little bit for the role, and it's something that [I might consider]. I have no idea [if they'll cast me. I've been shooting a movie down in North Carolina, so I've kind of lost touch with who [else] is in the running."
Krasinski continued, saying, "I mean, Chevy Chase not only created that role, but he did it pretty damn well. So [playing that character] is a scary situation. I don't know what's going on with it right now, but I am sure whoever does it will be fantastic. You just have to have some guts to do that. [Negotiating something like this] is a give or take kind of thing. I read the script, and it is hilarious. It's just one of those things that is so terrifying, to step up and be in a role that was done so perfectly."
More news of this will more than likely turn up in the next couple of weeks, as the producers behind Fletch Won are anxious to get it to the screen by next fall. Maybe in time for a Thanksgiving release.