Details of New Charlie Sheen Comedy Project Revealed--Including the Search for a Showrunner Who Can Handle the Volatile Star THR
Charlie Sheen has committed to working on a sitcom project based on a 2003 film, the idea of producer Joe Roth, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is "Anger Management," which was made by Roth's company. Roth has previously worked with Sheen on five movies, including "Major League" and "Young Guns," the story notes. Roth's company is in discussions with Lionsgate to join as financier and distributor of the show, which would next be sold to a top U.S. broadcaster, the piece says.
While Sheen has committed to the project if it comes together, the project needs to find a showrunner to write the script, form a smooth relationship with Sheen and get the pilot made, the story points out.
"After the difficulties Sheen had on 'Two and a Half Men,' Roth is said to be focusing on finding a top showrunner who could work with Sheen," the story notes.