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Zach Braff Is Not "Fletch"

April 24, 2007 (9:34 am) GMT
"Scrubs" star Zach Braff is reported to have reluctantly dropped talks to play the title character in The Weinstein Co.'s "Fletch Won."

Seems the mystery has begun to unravel on 's status in "." TV Guide has brought in sad news that the "Scrubs" star has come up to a conclusion of not joining the project as the titular character, which he had been tipped for since last year.

Based on Gregory Mcdonald's 1985 novel of the same title, the movie is likely to be the third motion picture to feature the character of the wisecracking reporter after "Fletch" (1985) and "Fletch Lives" (1989). "Scrubs" creator Bill Lawrence has already been appointed to helm from his own script with David List producing for The Weinstein Co..

No official statement coming from Braff's representative yet on the reason of the actor's decision, but TV Guide does point out that he presumably turned the role down because of scheduling conflicts, as Lawrence has indicated.

"Zach is writing and directing his own film [''] at Paramount," the man advised the site. "I'm very happy for him. We were looking forward to doing this thing together, but when you get an opportunity like that, you've got to take it."

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