Bill Lawrence Explains Fletch Departure

The Scrubs creator comments on the oft-rumored movie.

by | September 19, 2007 | Comments

Both
Scrubs
and
Fletch
fans were intrigued by the prospect of
Bill Lawrence
making feature film debut with
Fletch Won
. When
he mysteriously left the project, speculation thought the worst of The Weinstein
Company, but Lawrence says it’s much simpler than that. He just had to go back
to work on his TV show.

"I couldn’t get any actor that we could all agree on to
play Fletch," said Lawrence. "Zach
[Braff]
ended up doing his own movie that also fell apart which is a drag
because he should have done Fletch. Harvey [Weinstein] and I never really landed on a
person that we both liked that much, which sucks. So I couldn’t get it going
fast enough. I had one summer."

Lawrence also added that the Weinsteins’ option on the
Fletch
property expired on September 1. He theorized, "I think either
Weinstein Company will retain the rights by making a movie really lightning
fast, like before the end of the summer because they have to, or I think it will
be back in that weird film turnaround that it never gets made which is sad."

The future looks bright for Lawrence though, as there are
no hard feelings with his producers. "I’d work with Harvey again. Man, he’s an
interesting dude. I still talk to him once in a while."

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