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Roman Coppola Discusses ‘A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III’ & The Casting Of Charlie Sheen

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • June 1, 2012 11:01 AM
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It’s hard to believe it’s been more than a decade since Roman Coppola continued the family legacy with his positively received directorial debut, “CQ.” In the years since, Coppola has focused on producing efforts such as sister Sophia’s “Somewhere” and Wes Anderson’s “Darjeeling Limited,” the latter of which Coppola also co-wrote. Most recently, Coppola co-wrote Anderson’s latest, “Moonrise Kingdom.” The release comes on the heels of the news that Coppola has finally returned to the directors chair for “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III,” which features a stellar ensemble cast including Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Patricia Arquette and, the most intriguing choice of all, Charlie Sheen, in the title, and lead, role.

Roman Coppola Plans To Follow 'Charles Swan III' With Film "In the Spirit Of 'Bugsy Malone'" Or Jason Schwartzman Collaboration

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 22, 2012 8:40 AM
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It's been a decade since his directorial debut "CQ" but Roman Coppola will definitely make headlines later this year with his new film, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" -- if anything for his choice of male lead in Charlie Sheen. The middle child of Francis Ford Coppola, Roman has been immersed in the film industry since childhood (he featured as one of Tom Hagen's kids in "The Godfather") and, over the years, has often found time to collaborate with his father, sister and Wes Anderson. It's curious that Coppola hasn't been behind the camera more often, but the filmmaker has revealed that he has a few projects in mind he hopes to tackle after this sophomore effort.

Watch: Rob Zombie Directed Ad For Amdro Ant Block; Charlie Sheen Shills For Bavaria

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 5:31 PM
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Well, he sure knows how to pick 'em. After doing an ad for Woolite last year, Rob Zombie has followed it up with another creepy spot, but this time, perhaps more appropriately, for Amdro Ant Block. Clint Howard stars doing his usual deranged schtick in a typically Zombie-esque grimy setting, playing a serial killer of ants or something. It's pretty clever all around, and kudos to the guy at the agency who thought of ringing up Rob to do this.

Bill Murray, Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Patricia Arquette Join 'Charlie Swan' With Charlie Sheen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 5:34 AM
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Bill Murray and Charlie Sheen in the same movie? Uh, WINNING.

Aubrey Plaza Joins Roman Coppola's 'Charlie Swan III' Starring Charlie Sheen

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 5, 2011 11:17 AM
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The dry, sharp comedy stylings of rising star Aubrey Plaza ("Parks and Recreation," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) next to the train wreck that was (possibly still is) Charlie Sheen certainly sounds like an odd combination on paper. But on closer inspection, maybe it's really an inspired idea, especially given it's coming with the long-awaited return of one of our favorite underrated filmmakers.

Winning: Charlie Sheen To Return To Spotlight Toplining Roman Coppola's 'Charles Swan III'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 8, 2011 9:34 AM
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Jason Schwartzman To Co-StarIn the midst of Charlie Sheen's public meltdown earlier this year, the actor made an appearance on the Today Show where he claimed that, despite everything that had happened, he still had film projects at his disposal. The list included a new sequel to "Major League," a project with Nick Cassavetes and another from director Roman Coppola. Considering the fact that three days prior to that appearance, Morgan Creek CEO James Robinson had come out and denied any claim of a "Major League" sequel, we (and presumably everybody else) assumed Sheen's claims were nothing more than a side effect of whatever he might have been on that day -- even though the filmmaker's sister Sofia Coppola did reveal that her brother had something in the works.

Winning? New Charlie Sheen Sitcom Based On 'Anger Management' Moves Forward

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2011 5:33 AM
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While Charlie Sheen spectacularly and entertainingly imploded last year, putting an end to his involvement of the long-running, highly-successful show that made him one of the highest paid actors in television despite the fact that "Two And A Half Men" is fucking godawful. And while Ashton Kutcher has been hired on to replace him on the next season, during which the writers, in a clear ratings grab, will kill off Sheen's character, the man who has declared himself an F-18 already has a new program in development where he'll take the lead role.

Charlie Sheen Says 'Major League' Script Was As Good As 'Platoon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2011 8:04 AM
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Jeremy Piven Was Left On The Cutting Room Floor & More From Sports Illustrated's Oral History Of 'Major League'Baseball movies are a notoriously hard sell, which is why they don't get made very often. But every once in a while, one connects, and 1989's "Major League" was nothing short of a homerun, finding favor with both audiences and diehard baseball fans, kicking off a franchise. Starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Wesley Snipes, Corbin Bersen and Rene Russo, and directed by David S. Ward, the film follows the hapless Cleveland Indians, a team of misfits brought together for the sole purpose of drumming up a losing season so the owners can move the team. However, when the players catch wind of the plan, they band together and put together an improbable winning season.

Ashton Kutcher Stops Pretending He Is A Movie Star, Signs To 'Two And A Half Men'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 14, 2011 7:00 AM
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Theoretical Hollywood leading man Ashton Kutcher has decided to take a knee on his big screen career. The former “Punk’d” creator is now gunning for those lucrative TV dollars by replacing Charlie Sheen on the show everybody watches and nobody likes, “Two and a Half Men.”

Not Winning: Charlie Sheen Not Unleashing His Warlock Powers From His F-18 In 'The Hangover 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 3:53 AM
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#Winning? Try #Failing. Charlie Sheen and his addiction to being the best is obviously omnipresent right now. You might love the magic from his fingertips now, but in a week it's gonna be as cute as "Borat" quotes. But with Sheen on everyone's minds these days -- the actor joined Twitter and gained a million followers in just over 24 hours -- specious and unchecked rumors are bound to make the rounds by hit-hungry opportunists.

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