No, Charlie Sheen is not back in psychiatric care. Quite the opposite in fact. The Two and a Half Men star and our favourite (former) sex-crazed junkie is set to return to the small screen – in a TV adaptation of the 2003 movie Anger Management.
The 45-year-old will play an ex-athlete balancing his own temper problems and those of the criminal defendants he counsels.
Sheen’s manager, Mark Burg, whose production company Evolution Management is one of the show’s creators, told People: “Charlie is excited about going back to work and looks forward to playing a different character other than [Two and a Half Men’s] Charlie Harper. I can guarantee you that Charlie will not be wearing a bowling shirt on the new show.”
The star himself says he’s looking forward to the challenge, according to an official statement: “I chose Anger Management because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept. It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”
Sheen was famously fired from the CBS sitcom which made him into a star after some major squabbles with the show’s co-creator. Chuck Lorre fell out with the party-animal due to his unproductive behaviour on and off set.
[adsense]The actor reacted by calling the news “very good” before verbally abusing his former boss. “They continue to be in breach, like so many whales,” he continued in a statement. “It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at [expletive] again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension.”
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