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Sheen says original cast ready to do another ‘Major League’ film

Actor Charlie Sheen attends Game 7 of the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs on Nov. 2 in Chicago. Sheen, who portrayed an Indians player in the “Major League” films, told TMZ that a new movie in the franchise could be coming soon.
Actor Charlie Sheen attends Game 7 of the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs on Nov. 2 in Chicago. Sheen, who portrayed an Indians player in the “Major League” films, told TMZ that a new movie in the franchise could be coming soon. The Associated Press

Could moviegoers be in for another installment of the “Major League” franchise? The actor who portrayed Wild Thing says he has the cast and just needs the cash.

Charlie Sheen told TMZ on Tuesday that the script is ready and the original cast is on board. He said all that’s needed to move forward is “for someone to write a check.”

“Everybody’s back except, sadly, Lou Brown,” Sheen told TMZ. “We’ll do it in his honor.”

Brown – the manager of the Cleveland Indians in the first two films – was played by James Gammon, who died of cancer in 2010. Sheen didn’t mention her in his interview, but Margaret Whitton, who played villainous owner Rachel Phelps, died in December.

“Major League” was released in 1989. Among its stars are Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Tom Berenger, Dennis Haysbert and Bob Uecker. Wesley Snipes also starred in the first movie, but his character, Willie Mays Hayes, was played by Omar Epps in the second film.

The movie is widely beloved in pop culture. Its sequels – “Major League 2” and “Back to the Minors” – weren’t as big of a hit.

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