After being kicked out in a shameful way from the series that made him famous, the Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen sees the light at the end of the tunnel: a new sitcom wants him. The sitcom is a series made after the movie “Anger Management, Associated Press announces.
Tables are turning around for actor Charlie Sheen. After being fired from the Two And A Half Men series, after being dumped by his wife and then by his two porn star girlfriends, after being sued for alimony, he is now stepping back on the path that brought him fame in the first place: the film industry, and more specifically, the sitcom industry.
And this time, he will not only be paid for his role in the film, but will also have “significant ownership stake”, according to Lionsgate television, the company that produces the sitcom. The channel’s representatives announced on Monday that “Anger Management” will be broadcasted by Debmar-Mercury, Lionsgate’s subsidiary, and that Sheen will be given “a certain amount of creative control.”
The new series is based on the movie which originally beared the name in 2003. The action was concentrated around Dave Buznik, a businessman who was wrongly considered as having a problem with anger management and has to deal with an instructor, Dr. Rydell, who seems more troubled than him. Adam Sandler played the lead role in the movie, while Jack Nicholson was the mad doctor.
In regard to his part of the work in the sitcom, Charlie Sheen, 45, explains why he chose to be a part of the project: “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.” One of the causes that led to Sheen’s dismisal from “Men” was the fact that he did not get along with the executive producer, Chuck Lorre. They had several clashes regarding the creative view upon the sitcom. Now, with more freedom and power over the artistic direction of the new Lionsgate series, Sheen will be challenged to give it his best.