September 9th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
Charlie Sheen lands indie with Jason Schwartzman
Winning? Well, we suppose being employed always helps.
According to Variety, Charlie Sheen is set to star alongside Jason Schwartzman in a film that sounds like it draws inspiration from Sheen himself.
The indie, titled "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III," will be written and directed by Roman Coppola (who also wrote "The Darjeeling Limited"). The movie follows a graphic designer whose "fame, money and charm" have made him a magnet for the opposite sex.
Until his girlfriend breaks up with him, that is, which sends the character's life into a tailspin.
This is the first film for Sheen since he was booted from "Two and a Half Men" back in March (and was subsequently replaced by a pantsless Ashton Kutcher). The 46-year-old actor also has a TV show in the works based on the 2003 Adam Sandler film, "Anger Management."
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HE WILL HAVE A SHORT LIFE JUST LIKE PATRICK SWAYZE. SMOKERS AND UNHEALTHY PEOPLE DON'T LIVED VERY LONG
im just hoping he signs on for the expendables sequel.
Charlie the man. Do you think he gets his crack from Kato?
GO CHARLIE!!!!! THEY WILL REGRET YOU NOT BEING ON " MEN". Understand u have a drug problem but you never let it interfere with your work. Re-hab is all that was needed. Rob Lowe and many other celebs have done the same and are still talented. Dont listen to judgmental people that have no clue about being a celeb, or addiction or anything. Keeping creating the highes ratings, that will make them respect you and appreciate you even after the incident. Trust me all of those cast members looked pitiful even when they were acting. Could watch the show tonight cus it was so terrible. Charlie cant wait for you to come back!!!!! Please hurry back!!!!!!!!
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Sometimes it is hard to say ,no to the money and people connected. The show Two and 1/2 men was to long for Mr. Sheen. He was talked into it but needed to do something else. If the media papers say you are a player and that is who you wish to be stay with good lawyers and know when to stop is your greatest moves. Drugs will control your mind and life. Don't do drugs and see the changes around you. Freedom to be yourself not addicted.
100 miilion in settlement for getting fired. He's not worried about his money(false sense of security) He will continue to fall despite the winning perception. He is a sad individual, that has pursued attention in order to have a a sense of empowerment. Most of the viewers are charmed and drawn in by Charlie, but can't discern why they are drawn in. That is also very sad. Read up on covert agressive personalities and you will see an accurate description of Sheen.
I can't wait to see this one. Straight to the 5.00 bin at your local Walmart.
You know, all you guys just keep talking, charlie made his decisions and has delt with them in his own way. Honestly, i dont think that there is anything wrong with charlie. For once, celbraties should get their own life without anyone else butting in. Put yourself in his position. if you were a celebraty and were put under that stress, i am betting that you wouldnt hold out half as long as charlie did. CHARLIE, NOT ALL OF THIS IS THE MEDIAS FAULT! youve made mistakes and i hope that youve became a better man for them. i can honestly say that i will support you whatever you decide!!!! GO CHARLIE SHEEN!!!
i agree totally. Just glanced @ 2 and 1/2 men tonight for a few minutes and could not continue. Charlie is a brilliant actor and is truly missed on that show. luv ashton on " That 70's Show" but hate the way they dumb Charlie's character down. The brother jon cryer, goofy less intelligent one, now he is carrying the show and Ashton's character is so "dumb". Understand he is getting paid but Charlies character was a sneeky, clever guy, yet obnoxious but it was funny and it worked. I know Ashton is playing someone different but that character is so not working. I will not be watching. I did see a re-run of "men" earlier before the current show aired and the re-run with Charlie are hilarious. Charlie has a drug problem, NOT AN ACTING PROBLEM . cbs has to pay him 25 million (what I heard about the settlement) and now he is doing a movie and has another show coming up afterwards. CBS loss this one, they could have continued to make tons of money after charlie's re-hab. So what if an actor calls u some names, he works for you, you dont work for the actor (producers) Charlie wanted to come back and they refused so good-bye Charlie -so good-bye ratings $$$$$$$$ and good-bye the jobs of all the cast and employees of that show. I hope Charlie crushes them @ the next emmys. I hope charlie takes the ratings thru the roof!!! Charlie made that show and is irreplaceable. Sorry ashton, but Charlies shoes are a little too big for u to fill. Dont let them ruin your career with the dumb role. –Really is terrible. GO CHARLIE!!!!!!
"Cadence","Platoon","Red Dawn","Wall Street" he has the acting skill, it just seems so buried deep inside him and when that peaks to sunshine then we see that he is a Sheen and thats when he shines!!!!!!!!!!!
charlie is the man!!!
I wonder if he's gonna make another Hot Shots? I like those! He was very, very funny in those movies!
They need to just axe that stupid show. regardless if kutchee koo is taking the new role. gag! 😛
As far as I'm concerned, Charlie is/was awesome, and I'll go to see anything he's in. Haters abound, but he will come out on top. (winning)
are u an idiot or do you play one on cnn. go charlie....go away
Most people have very low standards when it comes to entertainment. Two and a half men was so boring and predictable! I struggled to make it through one episode. Charlie Sheen is a bit actor at best. It is irritating that all these crappy actors and actresses that go crazy get put in shows because of the free press they will receive and people wanting to see them crash and burn. I don't care about his personal life, I just think he is a pitiful actor. I get tired of seeing the same people play the same parts over and over and over again. Is it that hard to find somebody new?
Perfect example of a rodeo right here with Bado... Saying 2 1/2 men was boring, when it was rated the funniest show on TV time and time again. And ur making judgment on one episode? That makes a lot of sense rodeo! Bit act... again rodeo try highest paid actor on TV... Can you make any sense at all? Fact is he killed it on that show and millions loved him and the show. U just hate that he was so successful and can still tear it up in life and get away with it. It can't be any more obvious how jealous u are... Once again Rodeo!!!!
I'll wait till it comes out on free day at the nearest Redbox...
Half of you fools couldn't hang with a monkey let alone Sheen. I've never seen so many Rodeo's in my life! Charlie decided to blow it up for awhile so what. We need to thank him for the entertainment he gave us while it lasted. It was quality work! And who cares if he told the show’s producers to shove it. They deserved it for talking smack about the man that makes them rich very rich. I bet u all take abuse from your friends, family, boss, etc and never say anything back. UR weak and can’t take that Charlie spoke up for himself and didn’t give two ^$its. I bet big money that most of you rodeo's are sitting home with no friends and u lives suck. Charlie made that show and now it will flop like ur lives.. I would also bet that most of you haven't even watched the show. Rhonda ur RODEO FO SHO... U are surely not winning with that dumb comment... And how funny is it that some of u hates are taking the time to write about Charlie yet u hate him. Don't hate the player hate the game! peace out rodeo!
Get this story off of the main page you bunch of idiots. No i did not read it and am only here to make this statement... there's a lot more important news to cover than this trash
I am shrugging my shoulders. Sheen was funny in Two and a Half Man. I am totally disinterested about actor's private life. The public should be disinterested too.
Ashton love Seconds
Oh great, I'm sure that will deflate his ego! Why this guy is still alive is a mystery to me. Why can't he just crawl in a hole, where he belongs, and stay there. Nobody cares if you're 'winning' Charlie, or if you have 'tiger blood'!! Can't wait to see the new season of Two and a Half Men with Ashton. I think THAT will be a 'WINNING' combination.
Hope he is not being paid, because he is a lousy actor. Can only play himself, a drunk, druggie, who is a womanizer. It is amazing that someone who cannot act actually gets paid to be himself. Please do not subject the public to anymore of this narcissist.
A film made for Red Box when it gets released
Hey, I can't wait to miss it.
If he can stay clean and sober enough, I'm very glad to hear this.
Thanks for the heads-up.
This actually sounds like an interesting concept. I hope they get Wes Anderson to direct it.
Who would pay money to watch that idiot?! Not me!
Why should anyone care?
The guy he played in Two and a Half Men was much like Charlie .... not a big jump for an actor. Sounds like this part is much the same thing.
See? What did we tell you dude? Look at you over there picking up the scraps.
This guy ain't even worth the ........
The guy made more money from Two and a Half men than he could smoke in his crack pipe in 3 lifetimes. Aston Kucher is a joke and the show will bomb no doubt. Charlie will just sit back and laugh at all the idiots that made him rich!
and will he live to finish the shoot?
He'll be expensive to insure.
There's a straight to DVD if I ever saw one....
good for charlie! he offers such a fine example – i.e. you don't have to be a nice guy to go forward.
truly – if i were to suggest behaviour to my kids...i would say...look at charlie sheen. he is a moron – and so very successful.
posture yourselves as such! ugh!!!!
Rock on Charlie, fly the freak flag for freedom of being bro. Dont let em get you down, 2 1/2 men is old..was great now its just a side show to see what its like without you...I may watch one episodewith the new guy but that'll prob be it
I wouldn't go see this guy in a Poney Show!
Good for Charlie Sheen.
I have one gear....go. EPIC WINING!!!!!!!!!
Bruce Willis is cooler then Ashton
Charlie's ok he's just a 50 year old teenager...even with all his money and talent i'm still glad i'm not him though...too much drama not enough substance (the good kind)
@ Orville Boutilier, he actually played a garbageman in a forgettable comedy filck from the early 90's, so he's got the experience!! LOL!!
yeah..."Men at Work" with his bro Emelio
or platoon, one of my favorite movies!
Charlie Sheen & his x-wife Brooke & lindsay Lohan for that matter, will never really "win" until they own up to their substance abuse, get the help they need & re-configure their lifestyles! $$ & yes people is not winning, it's just killing time til the next overindulgence episode! Glad he's making $ to take care of his 4 minor kids, but he hasn't learned any valuable lessons for the next phase of his life!!
Charlie doesn't have to work 1 more day in his life. 2 1/2 men assured that with the 100's of millions of dollars he was paid.
Kev, he blew that money, in more ways than one. I doubt much of it is left.
I agree with Johnson, can't stand the thought of watching someone who thinks he's somehow above it all. I wouldn't pay a nickel to see him in anything right now. Wish he'd retire to some deserted island and then maybe we could stomach some of his earlier work, like Platoon. Charlie, grow up, get clean, and apologize to your father for your behavior.
We have every show from Two and a Half Men...the shows are brilliant and the acting is awesome. Best shows on T V...Cryer is the most brilliant writer....
An Indie film? Oh yeah that's a step up.
I like his acting. He is not aging well though because all the drugs he is doing. It's a shame..he was very handsome.
Really, who cares? Charlie Sheen should be in a new TV reality program with Kate Gosselin . . . They deserve each other!
good for him
whats an indie?
opposite of an audi !
Independent Film. Primary investors are not major studios or major film distributors. Sorry, I could not resist.
He would be good for a remake of "One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"
I was a graphic designer for years. I don't recall much money or fame in that game. Guess I wasn't winning.
You must not have Tiger Blood and Adonis DNA
I am very happy for Senor Sheen. He is a Winner. I'll never smoke weed with Willie, again.
Will he ever stop winning and media stop finding him interesting. He isn't.
Sure he's interesting. He's one of a kind, and that is good news in Hollywood.
The thought of watching him in a movie nauseates me.
Why? He's an excellent actor, always has been. Made a lot of movies already. Where you been?
don't worry lot's of us who want to watch him will make it for you..ha ha !
if a guy being in a movie gives you a physical reaction like naseau maybe you are a little too invested in that person. i.e. get a life
THE FINAL HOUR IS SOON UPON US, AND THIS IS YET ONE MORE SIGN. REPENT SINNERS, FOR YOUR EVIL WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED IN THIS OR ANY OTHER REALM........ !
Way off topic.
....."way of topic" is why I (think) it's damn funny as s*i*!!! ;))....
Will somebody teach that prophet-wannabe how to use the Caps Lock key?
Sheen is another sign of the pending apocalypse.
Get a life !! Bad actor, bad breath.
Don't feed the Troll
I say go for it Chuck. You live your life to your satisfaction. Long as you take care of your kids, you don't owe nobody nothing. (Do a line for me!)
you are a massive massive tool.
Both the new television show and this film are far from finished projects. The television show does not have a channel that has committed to airing it. Based on other posts, the show has no other actors, no director, no script and no producer. It is, at best, an idea written on the back of an envelope. The movie is an independent production, it also appears to have no script, no producer, no director and no other actors. When and if it is ever completed, it will need to be screened at film festivals in order to find both an audience and a company to distribute it.
no no no seems his new sitcom has found a director/show-runner with Bruce Helford, as for the indie movie Roman Coppola (who worked with uber-talented Wes Anderson and son of you know what...) is the director and Jason Schwartzman (awesome Rushmore, Marie Antoinette, other Wes Anderson movies) costar in it..
Charlie is going in a good direction, let's hope he continue like that,i would love to see him in a Coen Brothers movies..
Go Charlie !!
As long as he keeps making money hell never see any of his actions as anything other than winning!
I always liked Charlie Sheen, until his ego got bigger than him. I hope he learned by past mistakes, but I seriously doubt it!
Honestly, if he hasn't learned by now I don't think he ever will. Charlie will always be Charlie. The End. lOl
Hummm...only time will tell......
An indie film and a possible new show (I stress possible) isnt winning. He is still paying millions per month to his kids and ex, paying millions for properties he is trying to dump on the market, and more than likely he will become a liability again during filming of his new projects.
The only people who approve of this train wreck are those looking for approval of their own train wreck of a life.
Steve... You obviously dont understand how Hollywood works!! The media hype around Charlie in and of itself is enough to sell a movie or show. All actors are a liability during the actual filming! The question becomes "How big is this particular liability" If Hollywood can find and insurance company to get a bond for Robert Downey Jr. ... Charlie should be a snap.
well said ZZ
Millions a month for the x and kids... Are u a bone head? He pays $110,000 a month for all the kids... If you're going to comment get your facts straight. And u think he can't afford his homes.. My god can't we have IQ test before people are allowed to blog? I think Steve needs to take a few math classes... Charlie has made hand over fist money. And is worth 90-100 mill if not a lot more. So I believe he can afford his homes. Its u against 14.7 million views a year... As BMF Sheen said below. Rodeo!
Are you kidding ? he just got a huge settlement from his old show....projected re-runs etc....he is totally ahead of the money game. We will see if he can stay clean and sober...only time will time.
When will this man stop winning? He seriously turned a mid life crisis to one the best things ever. His career is hitting new heights now. Hope this doesn't start becoming the trend for hollywood and regular people.
These days, Americans love train wrecks. Look at T.I. Gets arrested for drugs, gets a reality show. We have become so depraved that we would rather watch someone unravel than watch someone succeed, and call that "winning".
He was getting $2 million an episode. I guarantee you he isn't getting that much for this film, so I wouldn't say his career is hitting new heights. He would have never done this film if he hasn't gotten the boot from the tv show.
Could be worse. He could be as talentless as Jon Cryer.
The show had run its course imo. How old is that kid now, 22? Charlie got out at the right time.
Nice try Richard...going for a reaction, because even an idiot like you knows that Cryer is pretty darn good at what he does
The guy is a bum and would take a role as garbageman if it would help him recover. It takes so little to entertain these days, and Sheen has just that -very little. Except of course for the disasters that everyone loves hearing about and the sensationalism with which he trumpets his aberrations. It seems that "sick" is "in," and whoever is the sickest (and is prepared to act it out on the world stage, whether real or not) gets the biggest payday. As much as I love money, I can't wrap my mind around degrading myself to that degree to get it. Sheen, apparently, has no problem with it. Power to him.
What a freak show. Most of us could live a lifetime on just one of his pay cheque's from that mens show. He couldn't have sucked it all up his nose by now? Might be cheaper to relocate and buy a coco farm in Columbia.
Sorry to spike your haterade Jason but he IS getting much more than 2mil for this film. Do your research
He did take a job as a garbage man, check out "Men at Work"
I think he's very entertaining when he plays himself. Any other role seems to expose a pretty serious lack of acting skill. But hey, more power to him; I hope he figures it out someday. And if I could only get somebody to help ME figure it out...
Charlie is an amazing talent. He just had a moment in his life when he said f@@k it all. He will come back bigger and better than ever. Those people on here that think they are so perfect, guess what, YOU are the twisted one.
Charlie is irrelevant. He just doesn't realize it yet.
@steev-o you hit the nail on the head. Why would anyone consider this guys life something worth watching?
I've never seen so many Rodeo's in my life! Half of you fools couldn't hang with a monkey let alone Sheen. Charlie decided to blow it up for awhile so what. We need to thank him for the entertainment he gave us while it lasted. It was quality work! And who cares if he told the show’s producers to shove it. They deserved it for talking smack about the man that makes them rich very rich. I bet u all take abuse from your friends, family, boss, etc and never say anything back. UR weak and can’t take that Charlie spoke up for himself and didn’t give two ^$its. I bet big money that most of you rodeo's are sitting home with no friends and u lives suck. Charlie made that show and now it will flop like ur lives.. I would also bet that most of you haven't even watched the show. Rhonda ur RODEO FO SHO... U are surely not winning with that dumb comment... And how funny is it that some of u hates are taking the time to write about Charlie yet u hate him. Don't hate the player hate the game! peace out rodeo!
I'm so flippin disgusted. That is one movie I will not watch. Why are we continuing to flood his pockets with $$ just to keep him supplied with drugs and show our kids – YOU CAN BE A CRACK ADDICT AND STILL HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE. WE ARE ENCOURAGING OUR KIDS TO DO DRUGS. Anyone who supports this fool should be ashamed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why are we giving him any press or any attention. Let him try making 60k a year and see how easy it is. If our media keeps supporting idiots like this I may completely give up my TV, encourage others to do the same and never watch news again. WHAT ARE WE TEACHING OUR KIDS.......
This will suck just. Like Darjeeling Limited did'–