The producers of Two and a Half Men have finally decided that Ashton Kutcher will be the one to take over from Charlie Sheen, but it will not be in the role of Charlie Harper that Sheen made famous. Â In fact, there’s a big cloud of mystery surrounding the nature of the character that Ashton will play, or how the script writers will explain Charlie’s sudden disappearance from the storyline.
Sources close to the show say that details are still being worked out, and that the character has been evolving steadily ever since producers made the decision to bring Ashton in as part of the cast. Â Evolving into what exactly, nobody seems to know, and Ashton isn’t talking yet.
According to the latest reports coming out of Hollywood, Demi Moore‘s boy toy husbandÂ Ashton KutcherÂ is signed on and ready to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. Charlie Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men in March after too many exhibitions of extreme behavior, including allegations he threatened to kill his wife during a domestic dispute andÂ engaged in crazy,Â drunken binge fests with various porn stars.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ashton Kutcher will reportedly play “the Charlie Sheen character” on Two and a Half Men and will be introduced “in a way that satisfies the network and the studio.”
“We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family,” Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre said in a press statement.
Sources report Ashton Kutcher was willing to take quite a bit less cash than Sheen was making on the show, according to PerezHilton.com. Charlie Sheen was raking in about $1.25 million per episode, while Ashton Kutcher is reportedly willing to take half that amount per show.
Production on the 9th season of the show is expected to start this summer.