Charlie Sheen to star in Mad Families

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 September 2016
Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen is to star alongside Leah Remini, Naya Rivera and Finesse Mitchell in new comedy 'Mad Families'

Charlie Sheen is to star in 'Mad Families'.

The former 'Two and a Half Men' actor will also executive produce the comedy, in which he will play Charlie Jones, who is described as a "loveable man-child with a heart of gold and a unique way of looking at the world".

The streaming movie will also feature Leah Remini, Naya Rivera and Finesse Mitchell, and centres on a camping trip over the Fourth of July weekend.

Juan Gabriel Pareja, Charlotte McKinney, Chris Mulkey, Clint Howard, Chanel Iman, Barry Shabaka Henley, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, Efren Ramirez and Danny Mora.

Three families - one Hispanic, one African American, one Caucasian - share the same camping space but none of them will volunteer to vacate the site, leading to them staging a series of competitions to determine a winner.

Production on the movie - which has been written by David Spade and Fred Wolf - began in Los Angeles last week, but no release date has yet been set.

The film is the second venture between Wolf and Sony's digital platform Crackle, as the writer also penned and directed 'Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser' for the network.

Eric Berger, Eexecutive Vice President of digital networks at Sony Pictures Television and General Manager at Crackle, said: "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 humour is sure to be 'winning.' Original movies are a key component of our ongoing programming strategy and 'Mad Families' is a great fit for our viewers."

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