The writer and director behind Confess, Fletch, Greg Mottola, has revealed that he is now working on a sequel script…despite Confess, Fletch 2 it hasn’t gotten the green light yet. Taking to social media, Mottola reveals that he is now writing the script for what he hopes will become the sequel saying, “It may never get done, but I’ll do my best.”
Released last year and described as a delightful puzzle comedy, Confess, Fletch see Mad Men actor Jon Hamm taking over from Chevy Chase as the mischievous charming and endlessly annoying Fletch, who becomes the prime suspect in a murder case while searching for a stolen art collection. The only way to prove his innocence? Find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit – from an eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch’s Italian girlfriend. In fact, crime has never been so disorganized.
Directed by Greg Mottola, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Zev Borow, and based on Gregory McDonald’s 1976 novel of the same name, Confess, Fletch starring Lorenza Izzo, Marcia Gay Harden, Kyle MacLachlan, Roy Wood Jr. and John Slattery alongside Hamm.
Confess, Fletch was released in a limited theatrical release and premium video on demand in September 2022 before landing on Showtime in October. The film, which is actually the third installment in the series Fletch following series Fletch in 1985 and Fletch lives in 1989, it received favorable reviews from critics. Much of the praise went to Hamm, with many loving to see the actor showcase his comedic chops in a lead role, while others praised the entertaining script and the successful revival of the franchise.
Despite this, a rather tepid box office means that Confess, Fletch 2 the green light has not yet been given.
He confesses, Fletch 2 will take inspiration from the novel Fletch’s Fortune
Clearly, Mottola hopes so Confess, Fletch will receive a sequel, with the writer revealing it in his post Confess, Fletch 2 will be based on the third novel in the series Fletch series, Fletch’s Luck. The novel finds the titular Irwin Maurice “Fletch” Fletcher living away from the world of journalism on the French Riviera. Developing a killer tan and sleeping with the neighbor’s wife, Fletch is feeling pretty flushed. That is until Agents Eggers and Fabens show up with a little more information about Fletch than is comfortable and an invitation to the American Journalism Alliance convention.
Thus, Fletch suddenly finds himself enlisted as a spy among his fellow journalists. But before he can even organize his surveillance, there is a murder. And almost everyone is a suspect. Because a lot of people were employed by Walter March, and most of them had a reason to hate him.
How close Confess, Fletch 2 will stick to the source material that remains to be seen (or may never be seen), but audiences would no doubt love to see Jon Hamm at the center of this murder mystery.