Charlie Sheen has signed on to star and executive produce the TV movie Mad Families, Crackle announced Tuesday.
Production on the multi-generational comedy began last week in Los Angeles. Sheen is playing Charlie Jones, a character described in press notes as a “loveable man-child with a heart of gold and a unique way of looking at the world.”
Also featuring Leah Remini, Naya Rivera, Finesse Mitchell and Clint Howard, the project is being directed and produced by Fred Wolf from a script he wrote with David Spade.
“It’s great to be back in business with Fred, and to have Charlie on board. The combination of Fred’s unique, comedic voice and Charlie’s sharp wit and gift for physical humor is sure to be ‘winning,'” Eric Berger, executive vice president of digital networks at Sony Pictures Television and general manager of Crackle, said in a statement. “Original movies are a key component of our ongoing programming strategy and Mad Families is a great fit for our viewers.”
Sheen is best known for his work in the sitcoms Spin City, Two and a Half Men and Anger Management. Remini starred in the long-running comedy series The King of Queens.