Jon Hamm Gave Up 60% of His ‘Confess, Fletch’ Salary to Pay…


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Jon Hamm Gave Up 60% of His ‘Confess, Fletch’ Salary to Pay for Filming After Financiers Passed and Said Nobody Would Care About It


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  1. Director Greg Mottola:

    >“Everyone said, ‘I don’t know that this kind of comedy works in this day and age. They just had a kind of like, ‘Who’s Fletch? I don’t think anyone cares anymore.’

    >”So, basically, what we did is Jon gave back 60 percent of his salary to the budget. I gave back some of my salary, not as much as Jon because he’s richer than me and I’ve got three kids. And we bought three more days of shooting. We got it up to 30 days in Boston and one day in Rome. And we said, fuck it, we’re insane, we’re dumb. We’re going to make this movie. And then Miramax really supported us, creatively. They didn’t fight us on people we wanted to cast.”

  2. The trailer and poster made this look pretty bad but gave it a shot anyway, ended up really enjoying it. Not a great film but good fun.

  3. I’m surprised how this was released with zero publicity. I hadn’t know it was even in production until I saw a comment on Twitter that it was excellent. Im looking forward to seeing it.

  4. Not a laugh out comedy as it’s very subtle but it’s a better mystery than Knives Out.

    I know Hamm wants to make more but a little more overt humor might help it.

  5. “Who knows who Fletch is anymore?”

    Uhhhh I’m 52 and have a lot of disposable income and would see a new Fletch movie anywhere anytime.

    There may be a few of us

  6. The movie wasn’t anything special but I really enjoyed it. Jon Hamm is my favorite actor though so I’ll see anything he’s in.

  7. R-rated comedy? I’m there. Maybe not in the theaters there, but I’ll stream it, there. Jon Hamm and that guy with 3 kids needs to eat.

  8. How good was it? Let me put it this way – my better half usually moans when we watch something and turns out to be limited series rather than a movie (very often on Netflix) – after we watched this she was like what is it just a movie, disappointed it wasn’t series. I agree the only disappointment was that it isn’t series.

  9. It was good, people just want 100% masterpieces everything. If your expecting every movie to “change the game” your looking for disappointment.

  10. Why can’t they make a Fletch film in which the character acts like he does in the books???

    And they seem to have cut Flynn from Confess, Fletch. What a travesty!

  11. The trailer didn’t do much for me but I hope it’s successful for Hamm. He seems like he’s fallen into the “supporting character” role quite a bit.

  12. Fletch Review: Perfect (for me). Great cast. Semi-convoluted crime story. Funny. 1000000x better than the Chase version, although that’s probably just a personal thing. I just really didn’t like how Chevy turned it in to slapstick. Jon Hamm nailed it. Roy Wood Jr great as always. Ayden Mayeri was in it and was great and I had no idea; just heard about her for the first time on Doug Loves Movies.

  13. So I heard an amazing interview with Jon Hamm once and somebody else here, hopefully, can tell me where I heard it. He was talking about the opening scene where he falls out of the window suicide like on the Mad Men opening.

    I want to say that Rob Lowe is somehow part of that interview and he was gorgeous as always. Podcast style.

    Highly recommend whatever I heard.

    So, can’t remember anything about it, but it put an impression on me that I really like whatever Jon Hamm does.

  14. I watched it over the weekend, and it was alright? I watched the Chevy Chase version first (only the first movie) to catch up on the character, and I kinda preferred his version of the character (haven’t read the book). As I wrote on my Letterboxd: *”Needed more slapstick, disguises and the Underhills.”*

  15. > While a member of Sigma Nu fraternity at the University of Texas, Hamm was arrested for participating in a violent hazing incident in November 1990.[21] He lit a pledge’s jeans on fire, shoved his face in the dirt, and struck him with a paddle over his right kidney,[21] before leading the pledge around the fraternity house with a hammer claw around the pledge’s testicles.[23] The incident resulted in the fraternity being shut down. The pledge ended up needing medical care, and ultimately withdrew from school.[21] Hamm made a plea deal and completed probation under the terms of a deferred adjudication, allowing him to avoid being convicted of a crime.

    But what a good guy! Worth $30-45 mil but gave up some of his salary for a movie to get made. Who cares about what he did as a young adult! Boys will be boys!

    Fuck Jon Hamm and fuck every other piece of shit man in Hollywood getting a pass because of talent.

  16. >”While a member of Sigma Nu fraternity at the University of Texas, Hamm was arrested for participating in a violent hazing incident in November 1990. He lit a pledge’s jeans on fire, shoved his face in the dirt, and struck him with a paddle over his right kidney, before leading the pledge around the fraternity house with a hammer claw around the pledge’s testicles. The incident resulted in the fraternity being shut down. The pledge ended up needing medical care, and ultimately withdrew from school. Hamm made a plea deal and completed probation under the terms of a deferred adjudication, allowing him to avoid being convicted of a crime.”

  17. I went to see it last Sunday because I knew it wasn’t going to be in theaters after a week. And that SUCKS because it’s a really good movie. Jon Hamm is funny and the story wraps up nicely in the end. I really hope that they do another one because I know I’ll go see it in the theater.