Charlie Sheen Gets Anger Management
Charlie Sheen may be down a "men," but he's about to get some serious help... in the form of a hot new sitcom. While Warner Brothers may have washed their hands of the troubled addict, Lionsgate Television couldn't get the 45-year-old sitcom star on their payroll fast enough. According to TMZ, Sheen will be bringing the lead character from the movie Anger Management to the small screen. Jack Nicholson played the role in the film version. The person behind the work in progress is Joe Roth, the poor man's Chuck Lorre. Lorre is the creator of Two and a Half Men. Roth, meanwhile, produced and owns the screenplay of Anger Management. The project will stray a bit from the movie version. In the new show, Sheen's character will be a former athlete who earned a master's degree in social work. He goes on to act as a counselor for clients with anger management issues while dealing with his own set of problems. It doesn't sound like typecasting to us. Although nothing has been signed off on yet, negotiations are in the final stages. Hopefully, Sheen and Roth will make better bedfellows than Sheen and Lorre, who despise each other. Roth and the recovering addict have worked together on five projects including Major League, Young Guns and Three Musketeers.