Aubrey Plaza Joins Charlie Sheen In A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charlie Swan III

By Katey Rich 2011-10-06 10:33:29discussion comments
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If there's a chart of things I do and do not like on television, Aubrey Plaza and Charlie Sheen are pretty much on opposite sides of it. Plaza is among the stars of the best thing on television right now, Parks and Recreation, while Sheen… well, you know who Sheen is and what his relationship to quality television has been. I never imagined Aubrey Plaza would do anything to make me have to deal with Charlie Sheen, but I also can't blame her for signing on to A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III, the new Roman Coppola movie set to star Sheen as a man on a downward spiral. Yeah, it's probably gonna feel a little familiar to the guy.

Coppola, who is of course the brother of Sofia and the son of Francis, co-wrote the screenplay for The Darjeeling Limited and Wes Anderson's upcoming Moonrise Kingdom, and will be making his directorial debut on Charlie Swan III. Jason Schwartzman, a Coppola cousin, co-stars in the film as well. Though it sounds almost like the title character is actually based on Sheen, the character is a bit different, a graphic designer whose "fame, money and charm have made him irresistible to women." In this case it's a breakup, not a very public meltdown and getting fired from a hit TV show, that causes the characters breakdown, and through a series of delirious fantasies as well as actual self-examination, he starts getting over the breakup. No word on whether a concert tour or Comedy Central roast are involved as well.

Plaza is very slowly making her mark as more than just "that sarcastic girl" on Parks or in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World or Funny People. A lot of that has come as her Parks & Rec character has developed, allowing Plaza to play a real person who's identifiable and likable, not just a sour-faced girl good for a one-liner but not much else. She's got a lot of potentially great work ahead of her, and while working with Charlie Sheen might seem bizarre, the rest of the project sounds so solid it's undoubtedly a good choice.
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