Wednesday July 26, 2006 7:08 pm
Zach Braff May Star in Upcoming Fletch Prequel
Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence is on board to adapt and direct Fletch Won, a prequel to 1985’s Fletch, starring Chevy Chase. Lawrence’s top pick for the actor to play the young Fletch-ling? None other than Scrubs star, Zach Braff. Being a huge Braff fan (and ok, a fan of Fletch—who isn’t?), I couldn’t be happier about the news. If you recall, Fletch is the funny-guy investigative journalist made famous by Chase, and Braff should have no problem filling those shoes. The film will be based on Gregory Mcdonald’s comedy-mystery that follows reporter Irwin Fletcher on his first murder case. Lawrence is thrilled to take on the job, saying, “Like Batman Begins, I think people will enjoy seeing how Irwin Fletcher became Fletch. Not only can I recite the original Fletch movie line for line, I actually read all the Greg Mcdonald books as a kid. Consider me obsessed—I’m going to try as hard as I can not to screw this up.” In response to his determination to get Braff to star, Lawrence said, “Zach is perfect for the role. I’m going to use all my pull trying to make him do it.” And what perfect timing – Fletch Won is scheduled to begin shooting in April, during Scrubs’ hiatus.
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