Charlie Sheen will make his return to television starring in a series called Anger Management. While the show does not yet have a home network, it will be produced by Lionsgate Television.
The sitcom will be based on the 2003 film with the same name starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. The film was about a mild-mannered man who was ordered to go to group anger-management sessions that was led by a therapist needing therapy himself.
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, Sheen wrote in a press release to sent to Access Hollywood on Monday. 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.
The former Two and a Half Men actor will have a significant ownership in the series, Lionsgate has said.
Sheen has worked with Roth on big screens movies to include Major League, Young Guns and Three Musketeers.
Who better than Charlie Sheen to tackle 'Anger Management,' Roth said in a statement. 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.