Roman Coppola Says Charlie Sheen Film Will Gain New Admiration
Charlie Sheen hasn’t been in the movies much these days, mostly known now for his roles in “Two and a Half Men” and “Anger Management”. Starting in the third installment, he did have various roles in the “Scary Movie” franchise, but that was about all we know about.
Prepare to get to know Charlie Sheen on a level you never thought you’d see, in Roman Coppola’s “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III”.
Sheen plays the lead role in which he plays a well-off charmer who starts to lose it.
Yup, he’s been doing more than raving about his tiger blood, loaning money to Lindsay Lohan, and … winning.
Coppola tells the L.A. Times:
“There’s a lot of stuff in it we haven’t seen Charlie do. He learned to speak some Spanish and Portuguese; he plays guitar. Giddy is a weird word, but I’m delighted I get to be the one who puts Charlie back on the screen where he deserves to be.”
This film, set in the 1970s, Sheen plays a successful graphic designer defeated by his own delusions of grandeur. His girlfriend ends up leaving him, alongside several other problems.
It’s safe to say he was a natural for the role. He has pretty much been living it on the most part.
Coppola tells Film School Rejects:
“It’s a portrait of a guy who is dealing with a personal crisis, a person taking stock of their life, as they try to understand the breakup they’d just gone through. So yes, some things are similar on the surface — this is a character who has gotten by for a long time with his charm … In many ways the character is quite different from the real Charlie, who loves his baseball, loves hanging out with his pals.”
The character is actually a loner and a misanthrope.
“It’s told in a playful way that hopefully captures people’s imaginations. I wanted to make a kids movie, but for grownups.”
“A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III” also costars Bill Murray and is slated for a February 8 release.