Jason Sudeikis Is Fletch in FLETCH WON; Ed Helms to Star in EPIC FAIL

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A couple of comic casting bits to close out the night:

  • Jason Sudeikis is in talks to take over where Chevy Chase left off in Fletch Won, the long-gestating reboot of the Fletch series.  Naturally, Warner Bros. sees this as the first of a potential comedy franchise about the investigative reporter.
  • Ed Helms is attached to star in Epic Fail, a comedy about a “highly unorthodox special forces team.”  Helms developed the original idea with Nicky Weinstock for Lionsgate.

More on both projects after the jump.

Jon Hamm Circling Kidnapping Comedy EPIC FAIL; Mark Teitelman Attached to Direct Kevin Costello Script

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Screenwriter Kevin Costello has set up two projects with producers Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein (Pearl Harbor).  The first is Epic Fail, a 20th Century Fox comedy about “a down-on-his-luck high school teacher who recruits two students to stage his wife’s kidnapping so he can play the hero and rekindle their marriage.”  That’s a solid premise that becomes more promising once you hear Jon Hamm is circling the lead role.  Hamm has stuck to supporting roles outside of his Emmy-nominated work on Mad Men.  But that will change once Hamm takes on the lead role in the (presumably inspirational) Disney sports movie Million Dollar ArmMark Teitelman, and ESPN veteran who honed is craft on such fine programs as Monday Night Football, is attached to direct.

Hit the jump for details on Costello’s other project, Six Month Curse.

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