TV Casting: Selma Blair Joins Charlie Sheen in ANGER MANAGEMENT; Bobby Cannavale Stars on BOARDWALK EMPIRE

     February 3, 2012


After cycling through hosts of women on his previous show Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen is on to new ventures and a new network with FX’s comedy series, Anger Management. Starring opposite Sheen will be, Selma Blair (Hellboy), in the form of a therapist/love interest for Sheen’s character, Charlie. Blair is one of two female roles on the show (the other being Shawnee Smith (Saw) who will play Charlie’s ex-wife) which has an initial 10-episode order from FX. Hit the jump for more from Anger Management, as well as details on Bobby Cannavale’s character in season three of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

Deadline reported that Sheen boardwalk-empire-bobby-cannavalewas ecstatic about working with Blair, who was one of the actresses invited to audition for the two roles and one of two finalists for the position. If Anger Management reaches a ratings target in their initial run of episodes, FX will order a 90 episode production on an accelerated schedule.

Meanwhile, Deadline also reported that the HBO period gangster piece, Boardwalk Empire, will have a new face in Atlantic City. Bobby Cannavale (Will & Grace) will play Gyp Rosetti, a charming mobster with a ruthless streak who acts as a challenge to Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi). Cannavale recently wrapped up a ten-episode arc on Nurse Jackie and production on Lovelace. Boardwalk Empire recently netted two SAG Awards for best drama ensemble and best actor (Buscemi). Cannavale will step in to fill the gap left by a series regular in this past season’s finale.