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Jon Hamm Gave Up 60% of His ‘Fletch’ Salary to Pay for Filming After Financiers Passed and Said Nobody Would Care About It

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Zack Sharf How committed was Jon Hamm to getting “Confess, Fletch” made? Director Greg Mottola revealed to Uproxx (via IndieWire) that the “Mad Men” Emmy winner gave back 60 percent of his salary to help finance three extra days of filming on the indie project.

Mottola also gave up a portion of his own salary to extend the shoot. According to Mottola, the money that Miramax executive Bill Block was able to put up for the film only covered 27 days of shooting.

When Mottola and Hamm went out to find extra funding to bring the shoot to 30 days, they were rejected by every financier. “Everyone said, ‘I don’t know that this kind of comedy works in this day and age,'” Mottola said. “They just had a kind of like, ‘Who’s Fletch?

I don’t think anyone cares anymore.’ ‘So, basically, what we did is Jon gave back 60 percent of his salary to the budget,” the director continued. “I gave back some of my salary, not as much as Jon because he’s richer than me and I’ve got three kids.

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