Fletch Won has new star and director

IESB.net is reporting that Joshua Jackson (Pacey from Dawson’s Creek) will be the next actor to play the sarcastic investigative reporter Fletch.

In addition, Steve Pink will be directing. Pink made his directorial debut with the comedy Accepted, but has had success as a screenwriter with Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity.

The film, Fletch Won, will have a younger Fletch taking on his very first story. When his interviewee dies, Fletch feels compelled to look into his untimely demise.

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Edgar Award-winning author Gregory Mcdonald.

The project has had a number of folks attached to it, Kevin Smith (Dogma, Clerks) and Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) were both attached to direct, and Jason Lee and Zach Braff were slated to play Fletch.

If Pink can bring some of the magic from Grosse Pointe Blank, this could be worthwhile.

As far as Jackson goes, at least it isn’t Dawson (James Van Der Beek) himself.