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According to director Greg Mottola, “Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm generously gave back 60% of his salary to complete production of the film “Confess, Fletch”.

Mottola told Uproxx via IndieWire, “I returned part of my salary, not as much as John, because he’s richer than me, and I have three kids.”


“We bought three more days of shooting. We got 30 days in Boston and one day in Rome, and we said, ‘F—this, we’re crazy, we’re dumb. We’re going to make this movie.'”

The “Confuss, Fletch” director’s commentary comes on the heels of reports that the film faced challenges with the budget ahead of its release.

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According to media outlets, since the film came with a hefty $20 million price tag, Miramax executive Bill Block was only able to assist in funding the film for 27 days of production.

Trying to secure more funding for “Confess, Fletch”, the director stated that he had been rejected by financiers and had received responses such as, “Who Fletch? I don’t think anyone cares anymore.” “

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Mottola is best known for directing comedies such as “Superbad,” “Adventureland” and “Paul.”

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About four decades ago, “Saturday Night Live” alum Chevy Chase Irwin M. “Fletch” Fletcher, an investigative reporter. Chase’s character was working on a drug trade story while going undercover as a homeless man. He was offered $50,000 to commit the crime in the process.

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Other “Confess, Fletch” cast members include Haim’s girlfriend and “Mad Men” alum Anna Ossola, Marcia Gay Harden, and John Slattery.

Thanks to Haim’s donation, fans will get to see a modern version of the 1980s crime comedy.

“Confess, Fletch,” Based on the 1976 Gregory McDonald novel and now playing in theaters nationwide.