Now, nearly seven months later, Sheen has been proven quite the honest drunk as Variety reports he will in fact star in Roman Coppola's newly unveiled, long awaited sophomore directorial effort, "A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III" with the writer-director's cousin, Jason Schwartzmann, also on board.
The project, which will re-team Coppola with his "CQ" composer Roger Neil ("Beginners," "Tanner Hall"), seems to be a perfect fit for Sheen. In what will probably play out with huge irony, the story follows a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have made him irresistible to women only to have his life spiral downwards when his girlfriend breaks up with him. No word on what roles each thespian will be taking on but we're presuming Sheen will play the titular Swan III.
It doesn't take a deep look into Sheen's resume to remember the talent he had ("Platoon," "Wall Street") and to captivate audiences for the amount of time he did during that highly publicized, pointless debacle earlier this year is something commendable. This has "comeback story of the year" written all over it and having Sheen on board will surely help Coppola with whatever funding and development he still requires to get the project on the road. Here's to hoping it comes together sooner rather than later.