Chevy Chase could return to Fletch role

Chase played the womanising journalist in two movies in the 1980s, based on the books of author Gregory McDonald.

Studio bosses have been trying to take McDonald’s novel Fletch Won to the big screen for more than a decade with a number of directors including Kevin Smith linked to the film, and several actors including John Cusack, Zach Braff, Jason Lee and Ryan Reynolds considered to fill the role made famous by Chase.

But the veteran funnyman has hinted he’s in talks to reclaim the role he made famous, at the age of 65.

Chase, currently starring in sitcom Community, reveals, “Fletch was one of my favourites. I would love to do another Fletch, and that’s actually a possibility.”