Charlie Sheen will topline and executive produce Mad Families, a new comedy feature film from Sony’s digital platform Crackle. Production started last week in Los Angeles. Sheen is playing Charlie Jones, a loveable man-child with a heart of gold and a unique way of looking at the world.
Fred Wolf, who helmed Crackle’s previous original film Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, is directing from a script reteaming him and Joe Dirt star David Spade. Leah Remini, Finesse Mitchell, Juan Gabriel Pareja, Charlotte McKinney, Naya Rivera and Efren Ramirez are among the co-stars.
The pic centers on three families — one Hispanic, one African American, one Caucasian – who find themselves sharing the same camping space on a Fourth of July holiday weekend. When none of them volunteer to vacate the site, they try to figure out a way to co-habitate peacefully, but eventually decide on a series of competitions to determine a winner.
Sheen worked with Wolf to develop his role after signing onto the project and is repped by APA, which helped package the deal. Anne Clements also serves as producer.
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Crackle said Joe Dirt 2 garnered more than 2 million views in the first two and a half weeks of streaming on its network.
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