Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Warner Bros. Options Series of Fletch Novels by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald
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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Warner Bros. has picked up the film rights to the Fletch series of mysteries by Gregory Mcdonald. The first book in the series, Fletch, originally published in 1974, served as the basis for the 1985 Chevy Chase film Fletch and its 1989 sequel.

The studio is looking to "reimagine" the series, not remake the movies.

In the first book, Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher is an investigative reporter, whose methods are a little unorthodox. Currently he's living on the beach with the strung-out trying to find to the source of the drugs they live for. He's taking more than a little flack from his editor. She doesn't appreciate his style. Or the expense account items he's racking up. Or his definition of the word deadline. So when multimillionaire Alan Stanwyk offers Fletch the job of a lifetime, which could be worth a fortune, he's intrigued and decides to do a little investigation. What he discovers is that the proposition is anything but what it seems.

In 1975, Fletch won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Two years later, its sequel, Confess, Fletch, won for Best Paperback Original.

You can read the first chapter(s) of Fletch below. Use the Aa settings button to adjust text size, line spacing, and word density.


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