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CHARLIE SHEEN TO JOIN WESLEY SNIPES IN PRISON FOR MAJOR LEAGUE SEQUEL
February 23 2011
Los Angeles, CA – Charlie Sheen’s story is far from over, despite many assertions to the contrary. His rise from latchkey celebrity kid to bona fide star, back down to joke, and again back to stardom has been one of the more interesting careers in the long
and occasionally perverse history of Hollywood. Much of those tales, regarding Sheen, have come to a head recently with multiple benders and a current stint in rehab with many asserting that this is the beginning of the end for Sheen, one last kiss before dying. Sheen though has other ideas.
Whether or not Sheen continues to be successful outside his hit TV show, which is scheduled for one more season, may or may not depend on his personal success. However despite the concerns about long term viability of the Sheen brand, it appears that many are still banking on the star to bring in the bucks, including a few ghosts from his past. Sheen’s recent cameo appearance in the ‘Wall Street’ sequel last year brought fans, and likely Sheen, back to a different time in his life, something which likely prompted talk of a new sequel to one of his biggest hits,
‘Major League’. Now such talk has come to life with word that a script is currently making the rounds which would reunite Sheen and most of the original cast including Wesley Snipes who is currently in prison on tax evasion charges.
“Charlie is really amped about the project and would really like to see it happen. Those were really good times in his life and he thinks that fans would be more than willing to plunk down a few dollars to see him again in the Indians uniform so it is a win-win for everyone,” said a Sheen insider. “The problem has been locking down that cast. He’s happy Tom Berenger is down, he has been a major part of Charlie’s successful years, and is really excited to see Wesley come back to the franchise.”
Snipes was replaced in ‘Major League II’ by Omar Epps but is apparently keen to return to the series. Fellow star Corbin Bernsen has apparently not been included in the film for obvious reasons.
“Charlie would like everyone back but of course that isn’t going to be possible. He’s a little upset about Corbin, but only a little. Wesley is the real coup and it makes sense since the new movie is apparently going to take place in prison,” continued the insider. “That is a place where the tow have really bonded in recent years and so it makes sense that a place which has become such an important part of their lives would become the place from which to launch their movie careers again. It’s also a good thing for the producers who will only have to pay Snipes in cigarettes which will help keep costs down.”
Rene Russo, who only appeared in the first film, is apparently contracted to appear in Madame Tussauds wax museum in Las Vegas for the next five years.
“I don’t think that anyone was expecting or looking for a new sequel to this movie to be honest but here we are. Technically, there already was a third film in 1998 but just about everyone involved with the series considers it apocryphal, far outside the canon of the series and it will likely be ignored,” continued the insider. “I think though that if they can get this right they can knock it out of the park, or at least the prison grounds. I think they’ve even got a part for Bob Uecker in the movie, if he’s still alive that is.”
James Gammon, the character actor who played team Manager Lou Brown, is no longer alive and thus will likely not appear in the film.
Samantha Dryden, Entertainment Correspondent