Paramount has released the trailer for Confess, Fletch, its reboot of the comedy feature film franchise based on the Gregory Mcdonald books that now has Jon Hamm in the role made famous by Chevy Chase. The new pic, directed by Greg Mottola, hits theaters and digital September 16.
Hamm steps into the (gum)shoes of Irwin M. Fletcher, aka Fletch, the unorthodox investigative journalist with the propensity for stumbling, slipping-on-a-banana-peel style, into complicated cases.
That’s the case in the new pic, which was scripted by Mottola and Zev Borow. The logline: Fletch becomes the prime suspect in a murder case while searching for a stolen art collection. The only way to prove his innocence is to find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit—from the eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch’s Italian girlfriend.
Roy Wood Jr. is the cop trying to figure it all out. Annie Mumolo, John Slattery, Ayden Mayeri and Lorenza Izzo also star along with Kyle MacLachlan and Marcia Gay Harden.
Miramax produced the pic licensed worldwide distribution rights to Paramount Global Content Distribution. After its theatrical and digital debut it is set to premiere on Showtime on October 28.
Check out the trailer above.