Charlie Sheen has used the break between Three And A Half Men and Arrested Development (and we assure you, absolutely nothing of interest happened involving Sheen between those shows) to head back to the movies for a bit, playing the title character in Rom Coppola’s wordily titles A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.
The movie also features Bill Murray, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Patricia Arquette, Aubrey Plaza, and Jason Schwartzman, and is set in a world likes ours but slightl different, following the unraveling of Charlie Swan’s mind after his girlfriend dumps him. Now the first images from the movie have arrived via EW, which also has an article about the movie that’s worth a read.
Coppola says about the hiring of Sheen, “Charlie is so perfect for the role, but he’s not perfect because of the public profile we’ve seen in the news. He’s incredibly talented as an actor, he has tons of charisma, he’s very witty. He’s very funny and charming. You can use your charm sometimes as a problem solver — and my character, that’s what he’s been doing. He’s been sliding through on life, using his charm and wit and charisma to get past some problems. But the problems are still there, and that’s the story of the movie… On the surface you could make a lot of parallels, but when you see it you’ll appreciate this character is one we invented together, and he as a performer drew from whatever talents and inclinations he has.”
The movie should be out early next year.