God save us all, someone actually let this happen and now it's official.
Charlie Sheen has officially signed on to a new television series, a comedy sitcom based off of the Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson movie Anger Management.
The show is to be produced by Lionsgate Television, and alongside producer Joe Roth, the actor will be retaining "a significant owenership stake" in it.
“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.”
And Roth agrees:
“Who better than Charlie Sheen to tackle Anger Management. 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.”
Now we'll never be rid of him. Great.
Honestly, it doesn't even feel so much legit as it feels like him using this solely as an opportunity to thumb his nose once again at Chuck Lorre and the team at Two and a Half Men.
Has anyone even though about this show's potential as a series, instead of just a way for Charlie Sheen to re-brand himself?
We certainly hope so! The last thing we want to deal with is any more of this guy's petulant, unstable behavior when things aren't going his way!
What do U think?? Will U tune into Anger Management?
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