After months of much speculation, it appears Charlie Sheen‘s ‘Two and a Half Men’ replacement has finally been selected. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter Ashton Kutcher has landed the plum role of new lead star in CBS’s No. 1 comedy.
CBS, Warner Bros. and Kutcher’s reps all declined to comment but two sources close to the negotiations reveal that the ‘No Strings Attached’ actor is putting final touches on the deal. Sources also said Kutcher is set to get a “huge payday” for joining the show.
‘Two and a Half Men’ producer and Charlie Sheen-nemesis, Chuck Lorre, has reportedly put together a clever storyline for Kutcher. “It’s really funny,” one source said. “People are going to love it.”
The role will mark Kutcher’s first regular series acting gig since his star-making turn on ‘That 70’s Show.’ The 33-year-old actor has been doing movies and executive producing TV shows like MTV’s ‘Punk’d’ since the FOX series ended in 2006.
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