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Braff out of "Fletch Won", "Scrubs" to ABC?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    From tvguide.com:
  2. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    NBC is certainly stupid enough to let Scrubs go.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Maybe they'll finally get the Fletch Won casting right and hire Ryan Reynolds or Jason Lee...
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The ratings are bad, but it's a good show and it's on opposite Grey's Anatomy and CSI...
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I feel like I've been waiting 10 years for "Fletch Won"

    Absolutely one of my favorite books ever... I was so optimistic when Kevin Smith signed on to direct. I thought Braff was a decent choice although, I would have gone with Reynolds or Lee, but it's a travesty this movie hasn't been made yet...
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Mizzou, good call on Lee or Reynolds. I never thought Braff had the snarkiness to pull off Fletch. Lee would be my top choice.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Speaking of Fletch, it was on AMC last night. So was Fletch II
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Those were the two choices Kevin Smith wanted to play him. He was shot down by the studio on both because neither was famous enough (this was pre "My Name is Earl") Apparently the studio actually suggested Will Smith...
  9. The first Fletch worked so well because Gregory McDonald was involved with the script (McDonald wrote the Fletch novels). The second one sucked in large part because McDonald was not involved. I was excited when Kevin Smith announced Fletch Won because he was involving McDonald in the project. Not sure if that will be true of the new director (if not - its a big mistake).

    BTW - Gregory McDonald comes from Shrewsbury, MA which was also the birthplace of Charlie Pierce. Not bad for a town of less than 32,000.
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Ugh ... I actually really like Will Smith, but he would have been wrong for that role (though, I might have said the same thing back when he was playing the Fresh Prince and he signed on to play a gay "Ivy League student" in 'Six Degrees of Separation.')

    He might have pulled it off, but he doesn't strike me as the right casting choice.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think Will Smith is great...

    But as Fletch? C'mon...
  12. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    Braff would be a natural for the voice-overs of Fletch. I don't know if he could pull off the manly vibe of Fletch, which Reynolds could in a snap.
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