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Sheen to reprise Wild Thing role?

Published 23/02/2011 | 16:06

Charlie Sheen could play Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn again
Charlie Sheen could play Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn again

Charlie Sheen could be reprising his Major League role for a new film.

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The troubled Two And A Half Men star played the iconic Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn in the 1989 comedy, and plans are underway to make his character a mentor in a forthcoming reboot.

Writer-director David S Ward, who wrote the original, told The Hollywood Reporter: "There is no movie without Wild Thing - Charlie is interested in doing it.

"We're taking the first steps on it. Now it's just a matter of putting the movie together in the time-frame we have. Charlie has a window coming up," he added.

David also revealed the script for the new movie is ready, and would reunite many cast members from the original box office hit.

The adapted screenplay sees Willie Hayes (Wesley Snipes) and Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert) as coaches of the team two decades on.

"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, but the team wants him back to mentor this young fireballing relief pitcher."

The satirical comedy propelled Wesley, Dennis and Rene Russo to stardom and is known as one of Charlie's best comedic roles.

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