Charlie Sheen to star in comedy feature for Crackle network

Associated Press
FILE - In this April 11, 2013 file photo, Charlie Sheen, a cast member in "Scary Movie V," poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the film at the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles.  Sheen will star in and executive produce a film, ""Mad Families," for the Crackle streaming network. The film is a multi-generational comedy starring Sheen as Charlie Jones, described as a lovable man-child with a heart of gold and a unique way of looking at the world. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)
FILE - In this April 11, 2013 file photo, Charlie Sheen, a cast member in "Scary Movie V," poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the film at the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles. Sheen will star in and executive produce a film, ""Mad Families," for the Crackle streaming network. The film is a multi-generational comedy starring Sheen as Charlie Jones, described as a lovable man-child with a heart of gold and a unique way of looking at the world. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Winning? Famously rambunctious former sitcom star Charlie Sheen will star in and executive produce a movie for Crackle, the streaming network said Tuesday.

The film, "Mad Families," is described as a multi-generational comedy starring Sheen as a lovable man-child with a heart of gold.

It also features Leah Remini and Clint Howard, and was written by actor-comedian David Spade with Fred Wolf, who is directing. No premiere date was disclosed.

Sheen starred in the hit CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" for eight seasons before being dismissed in 2011 after a heated clash with the show's producers and studio.

He made headlines last November when he publicly revealed that he was HIV-positive, while insisting he was healthy and that his partying days were over.