Friday, May 24, 2013
The rumors are true. Charlie Sheen is finally going public with the upcoming project he hopes will get him winning once again. Besides his poorly received Violent Torpedo of Truth tour, the 45-year-old former Two and a Half Men actor has been out of work since being fired by Warner Brothers last spring. His termination came after weeks of bizarre behavior and rants about show creator Chuck Lorre and the powers that be over at CBS. Now, Sheen is hoping it's Anger Management that will get him back in the limelight. The erstwhile addict will ironically play a therapist who leads an anger management group despite having his own anger issues. In his first statement about the program, Sheen explains that he's back in the major leagues now, even if he can't necessarily relate to the new character, "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." Unlike his fierce rivalry with Lorre, Sheen suggests that his longtime relationship with producer Joe Roth is a recipe for success, plus he plans on maintaining creative control over the new series. Says Sheen, "[AM] 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." If anyone knows what he's dealing with, it's likely Roth, who's worked with Sheen on at least five projects including Major League, Three Musketeers and Young Guns. While Lorre may have loathed Sheen, Roth has nothing but love for the sitcom king. Roth says, "With Charlie's incredible talent and comedic gifts, he remains the leading man of TV sitcoms. I'm excited to collaborate with him once again." So far the project has no home -- at least until a network decides to take a major gamble on Sheen's Anger issues.