Charlie Sheen signs up for ‘Anger Management’

The actor will be appearing in a new TV series based on 2003 film

Charlie Sheen is set to return to the small screen in a new comedy series called Anger Management.

The series will be loosely based on the 2003 comedy film of the same name, which starred Adam Sandler as a businessman who is sent to counselling classes chaired by an aggressive therapist, played by Jack Nicholson.

Sheen said in a statement: “I chose Anger Management because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept. It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”

The actor previously worked with Roth on films including Major League, Young Guns and The Three Musketeers.

No date or network for Anger Management has yet been announced.

Sheen was famously sacked from his previous show, Two And A Half Men, in March this year after a series of bizarre and bitter rants about producer, Chuck Lorre.