Charlie Sheen may be about to go Wild once again. Only this time, he'll get applause from more than just porn stars.
The "Two and a Half Men" star took a leading role in the 80's baseball comedy classic "Major League" and its sequel, "Major League 2," playing "Wild Thing" Rick Vaughn, a hard-partying ex-con with a flamethrower for an arm. Time to warm it up, because it seems like there's a new film coming to the franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to the original film's writer and director, David S. Ward, who said that he's written a script for a third "Major League" film -- the series took a late-90's detour to the minor leagues -- and that Sheen's got a major role to play.
"It's 20 years later and Charlie's character has been out of baseball since he gave up the walk-off homerun in the seventh game of the World Series," Ward told THR. "But the team wants him back to mentor this young fireballing relief pitcher."
Ironically, in the second film, Sheen's character cleaned up and reformed, hurting his performance and angering the entire city until he went wild child once again. Kind of the opposite of what he's doing now.
Sheen has said he's very much up for doing a new "Major League" film -- something Ward confirmed -- and even had a bevy of former and current Major League Baseball stars on his yacht over the Presidents Day Weekend to watch a screening of the first "Major League."
Sheen, in fact, isn't the stumbling block -- it may be Wesley Snipes, another "Major League" player written into the script, who is in jail for tax evasion.
If that can be worked around, it looks like Wild Thing -- and Rick Vaughn -- are coming back.
For more, click over to The Hollywood Reporter.