Charlie Sheen And Bill Murray Get Close In New Film

By: Amanda Crum - August 31, 2012

Charlie Sheen and Bill Murray play close friends in the upcoming film “A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III”, a movie by Roman Coppola about a man whose life starts to slowly come unraveled when his girlfriend dumps him. And while the part sounds rather close to Charlie’s real life, the director insists Sheen was chosen for his acting abilities and not for his extreme media attention.

“Charlie is so perfect for the role, but he’s not perfect because of the public profile we’ve seen in the news,” Coppola said. “He’s incredibly talented as an actor, he has tons of charisma, he’s very witty. He’s very funny and charming. You can use your charm sometimes as a problem solver — and my character, that’s what he’s been doing. He’s been sliding through on life, using his charm and wit and charisma to get past some problems. But the problems are still there, and that’s the story of the movie.”

Because part of the film takes place inside Charlie’s head, things get a bit strange and confusing. But Bill Murray, who plays Charlie’s business manager and close friend, is there to level things out, along with Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Patricia Arquette. Murray, who is one of the most beloved actors of at least the past three decades, plays his role beautifully according to Coppola.

“He’s a father-figure to some degree, but he needs advice just as much as Charlie’s character. He’s been together with his wife of 20 years and she wants to break up with him, so now he has to deal with similar feelings of confusion and alienation,” Coppola says.

The film is slated for premiere in February of next year.

Image credit: Entertainment Weekly

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  • tom black

    Go jump in a shitter

  • tom black

    Go jump in a Shitter

  • Jeff G

    I may still see the movie since Bill Murray stars — one of my favorites from SNL, Caddyshack, What About Bob?, Stripes, and Groundhog Day.

    But I have become so Anti-CHARLIE. The self-absorbed, spoiled little bitch needs to just go off and make his own cute auto biography called “Charlie loves Charlie; don’t get in our way, we’re too busy for you…”. The perfect example of what happens to rich kids in a morally corrupt society directed by wealth, favortism, and secrets.

    On the other hand, I have met many people who have admitted that they have addictions, have been trampled by courts, re-started with negative wealth and self-esteem, succeed with daily committments in offering kindness to others, and are still walking to meetings because the courts do not think they should be driving yet. When it comes down to it, only God knows the truth.

    Maybe I was to harsh — but I am not always humble.


  • tom

    Jeff,charlie just heard about your posted comment and he’s devistated,it hit him so hard he is going to retire from acting and go into seclusion for the rest of his life,now look what you’ve done….

  • grammabet

    I love Charlie Sheen.Don’t watch 2 and a half men with Kutcher but catch all of the reruns in the original.Personally.I’ve never thought Bill Murray was funny.

  • http://yahoonewsorentertain. aaron cohn

    Charlie Sheen is my hero. He at least lives the way he wants to live. Screw everybody else. That’s rare today.