Jason Sudeikis is in talks to star as Fletch, the character made famous by Chevy Chase in the 1980s, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Chase brought Fletch to the big screen in 1985 which was then followed up by a sequel.
It is now planned to revive the franchise which tell the tale of an investigative reporter in a series of mystery novels by Gregory McDonald. His first book was written in 1974 and followed by 11 more.
Warners picked up the movie rights to the series in 2011 and have had a series of writers working on the new outing. Sudeikis is now in talks to appear in Fletch Won which is an original story.